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MINUTES 



MECKLENBURG 
PRESBYTERY 



255th Stated Meeting 
Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Chur 
Charlotte, N. C. 
January 24, 1967 

Called Meeting 
December 28, 1966 
Adjourned Meeting 

January 4, 1967 



Next Stated Meeting 

Hickory Grove Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, N. C. 

April 18, 1967 



Volume 8 



Number 1 



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MINUTES 

of 

MECKLENBURG 

PRESBYTERY 



Volume 8 Number 1 



255th Stated Meeting 

Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, N. C. 

January 24, 1967 



Called Meeting 
December 28, 1966 
Adjourned Meeting 

January 4, 1967 



Next Stated Meeting 

Hickory Grove Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, N. C. 

April 18, 1967 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



DOCKET SCHEDULE 



WINTER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

Reports of Commissions and 
Committees 

(a) Presbytery's Council 

(b) Records of Presbytery 

(c) Education 

(d) Assembly's Work 

(e) Ministerial Education 

(f) Christian Education 

(g) Sessional Records 

Reports of Treasurers and 
Trustees 

Election of Commissioners to 
General Assembly 

New and Unfinished Business 

Place of Next Meeting 

Nominate Moderator 

Adopt Minutes 

Adjourn 

SPRING MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 

Communion Service 

History and Memorials 

Reception of Ministers and 
Candidates 

Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 
Committees 

(a) Church Extension 

(b) Ministerial Education 

(c) Presbytery's Council 

(d) Synod's Minutes 

(e) Records of Presbytery 
New and Unfinished Business 

Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 

The Stated Session of Presbytery convenes at 9:00 A.M. on 
the third Tuesday in each quarter, fourth Tuesday in January. 



SUMMER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 

History and Memorials 

Reception of Ministers and 
Candidates 

Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

Reports of Commissions and 
Committees 

(a) Presbytery's Council 

(b) Ministerial Education 

(c) Records of Presbytery 

(d) Homes 

New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 

FALL MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
Communion Service 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 
Candidates 

Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

Reports of Commissions and 
Committees 

(a) Presbytery's Council 

(b) Ministerial Education 

(c) Assembly's Minutes 

(d) Nominations 

(e) Records of Presbytery 

(f) World Missions 

(g) Women's Work 

New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 3 

DIRECTORY OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 
Revised to January 24, 1967 

OFFICERS OF THE PRESBYTERY 

The Rev. Frank S. Jones, Moderator of Winter Meeting 
The Rev. Malcolm R. Williamson, Stated Clerk (1967) 
The Rev. Oren Moore, Jr., Permanent Clerk (1969) 
The Rev. G. E. Dixon, Assistant Clerk (1968) 
The Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence, Executive Secretary (1969) 
The Rev. Angus Mclnnis, Field Representative of the Church Ex- 
tension Committee (1968) 

TRUSTEES 
Davidson College — Elected for four years: 

1967— The Rev. Robert Turner (2); Mr. W. F. Mulliss (2) 
1968— Mr. George S. Crouch (3); Mr. John Belk (1); The Rev. 
Warner L. Hall (2) 

Presbytery: 

Mr. Paul B. Bell, Chairman 
1967— Mr. Paul B. Bell 
1968— Mr. David J. Craig, Jr. 
1969— Philip Hedrick 

COMMISSIONS 
The Minister and His Work: The Rev. Russell Kerr, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. Warner L. Hall, The Rev. Paul Felker, Mr. R. A. 

WiUis 
1968 — The Rev. Thomas MacLean, The Rev. Francis Alston, Mr. 

Horace McCall 
1969 — Rev. Russell Kerr, Rev. Graham McChesney, Jones Y. Pharr 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Rev. Fred C. Holder, Chairman 
1967— Mr. Randolph Norton, Mr. J. B. Kuykendall 
1968 — The Rev. A. B. Montgomery, Mr. Howard Snow 
1969— Rev. Fred C. Holder, J. Robert Covington 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. NOMINATIONS: 

Rev. John R. McAlpine III, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. John R. McAlpine, III, The Rev. Eugene Poe, Dr. 

Harvey W. Johnston 
1968— The Rev. A. B. Montgomery, The Rev. Russell Kerr, Mr. 

H. K. Sledge, Jr. 
1969— Rev. John R. King, Rev. David Wilkinson, Rev. John R. 

McAlpine III, Dr. James Hemphill 

2. SESSIONAL RECORDS: 

Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, Chairman, 1969 

The Chairman and members of Presbytery 

3. WORLD MISSIONS AND OVERSEAS RELIEF: 

The Rev. Eugene Daniel, Jr., Chairman. 
1967— The Rev. R. E. Hildebrandt, Mrs. Russell M. Kerr, James H. 

Barnhardt, Mrs. H. F. Porter 
1968— The Rev. Harry Bryan, Mr. J. B. Watt, Dr. Hugh D. Verner 
1969— Rev. Eugene Daniel, Mrs. L. E. McGinn, R. V. Liles 

4. ANNUITIES AND RELIEF: 

1967 — The Rev. Frank L. Goodman, Mr. David Featherstone 






4 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

1968 — The Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, Mrs. J. Cecil Lawrence 
1969— Burnell S. McGirt, I. A. Jones 

5. MINISTERIAL EDUCATION: 

The Rev. Tom A. Cutting, Jr., Chairman 
1967— The Rev. Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., The Rev. Tom A. Cutting, 

Jr., Ed Sanders. 
1968— The Rev. A. J. Morrison, The Rev. John R. King, Dr. Thomas 

Sparrow 
1969 — Rev. Oliver Carmichael, Rev. Eldon Wadsworth, D. B. Gettys 

6. EXAMINATION: 

Rev. Warner L. Hall, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. James G. Stuart, J. Norton Stribling, The Rev. 

Marcus Prince, Jr., Rev. Richard Hildebrandt 
1968— The Rev. Charles L. McDonald, The Rev. Robert Turner, 

Mr. Winthrop Long 
1969— Rev. Warner L. Hall, Rev. John McVay, David Wilson 

7. CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION: 

The Rev. John M. Handley, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. John M. Handley, The Rev. Horace Hilton, Mr. 

Harold Thompson 
1968— The Rev. Robert Murdock, The Rev. W. G. Workman, Mr. 

McAlister Carson, Sr. 
1969— Rev. Daniel Zeluff, Rev. Paul Beazley, James P. Sifford 

8. ASSEMBLY'S SPECIAL CAUSES: 

Rev. S. Monroe Busch. Chairman 
1967 — The Rev. S. Monroe Busch, Mr. Hamer Leach, Mr. George 

Midgett 
1968— The Rev. E. B. Cooper, The Rev. Roscoe Fisher, Mr. Charles 

Sellers 
1969— Rev. French B. O'Shields, Mrs. Boyd Alexander, James 

Putman 

9. HOMES: 

Rev. Paul Thrower, Chairman 
1967 — Mr. James Cannon, Mr. Plato Davenport 
1968— The Rev. Charles Sutton, The Rev. Paul Thrower, Mr. Lee 

Kerns 
1969 — Rev. Fred J. Harmon, Ross Cathey, Thomas Edwards 

10. WOMEN'S WORK: 

Rev Douglas Paulson, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. Douglas Paulson 
1968— The Rev. Robert S. Woodson 
1969— Rev. James E. Sewell 

11. CHRISTIAN ACTION: 

Rev. Charles E. S. Kraemer, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. John R. King, Mr. Jones Y. Pharr 
1968— The Rev. Daniel Durway, Mr. A. Walton Litz 
1969 — Rev. Charles E. S. Kraemer, James Barrus 

12. CHRISTIANITY AND HEALTH: 

Dr. E. J. Dunning, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. William Stewart 
1968— Dr. E. J. Dunning 
1969 — Dr. James P. Alexander 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME, CHARLOTTE 

Mr. Joseph Logan, Rev. E. Lee Stoffel, Rev. John R. McAlpine III. 

13. PRESBYTERIAN FOUNDATION: 

Mr. Gene Cathey, Chairman 
1967 — Mr. Gene Cathey, Mr. Ernest Hunter, Jr., Mr. Jord H. Jordan 
1968— The Rev. Shelton Hutchison, Mr. Joe Boone 
1969 — Rev. Peter Jorgensen, Rev. Leonard Topping 

14. PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY: 

The Rev. Francis Alston, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. Arthur Beard 
1968— The Rev. Francis Alston 
1969— Miss Phoebe Drye 

15. CAMPUS CHRISTIAN LIFE: 

Rev. David Wilkinson, Chairman 
1967 — The Rev. David Wilkinson, Dr. Harvey W. Johnston 
1968— The Rev. William K. Leach, The Rev. John R. King 
1969— Rev. H. Louis Patrick, Richard O'Hair 

16. EVANGELISM: 

The Rev. Leighton Ford, Chairman 
1967 — The Rev. Paul A. Home, Mr. Henderson Belk 
1968— The Rev. Leighton Ford, The Rev. Fred Turner, Mr. J. V. 

Zimmerman 
1969— Rev. E. O. Byrd, William A. White, Jr. 

17. TELEVISION, RADIO, AUDIO-VISUALS (TRAV): 

The Rev. Francis Womack, Chairman 
1967 — The Rev. Francis Womack, Mr. Paul Marion 
1968— Dr. Harold Sluder, Loonis McGlohon 
1969 — Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Charles Trexler 

18. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: 

The Rev. James G. Stuart, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. R. Jack Sadler, Miss Jeanie Ogilvie, The Rev. J. G. 

Stuart, The Rev. John C. Laughlin, Mr. J. Cecil Massey 
1968 — The Rev. Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, Jack Hamilton, The Rev. 

Henry D. Mooney, The Rev. W. D. Morton, Mr. Blair Cathey. 
1969— Rev. E. Lee Stoffel, Rev. David B. Jenkins, Rev. Charles 

M. Murray, Boyce M. Brown, Jack O. Boyte 

19. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF CHURCH EXTENSION: 

The Rev. James E. Fogartie, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. D. E. Wilkinson, Mr. G. Douglas Aitken, Mr. Boyce 

Brown, The Rev. E. P. Poe, The Rev. James E. Fogartie 
1968— The Rev. Frank Brown, The Rev. Francis B. Mayes, Jr., The 

Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr., Dr. Harvey W. Johnston, Mr. James 

E. McGill 
1969— Rev. J. S. Russell, Rev. A. B. Montgomery, Rev. John R. 

McAlpine III, Harold J. Dillehay, Robert Stokes. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES 
1. Small Churches: 2. Ministers' Salaries 

Rev, Robert Turner, Chairman Mr. Thomas C. Ruff, Chairman 
Rev. Russell Kerr Mr. Jones Y. Pharr 

Mr. D. G. Kimbrell Mr. George Stovall 

Mr. R. A. Willis, Jr. Dr. Curtis Fincher 

Mr. 1. A. Jones 



6 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

J. W. Grier, H.R. 

Q. N. Huneycutt, Th.D Unionville, Stephenson 

J. C. Grier, H.R. 

M. B. Prince, Jr Williams Memorial 

W. B. Neill, H.R. 

R. A. Young, H.R. 

W. M. Walsh, D.D., H.R. 

Roy F. Whitley, Th.D Monroe First 

Charles E. S. Kraemer, D.D President PSCE 

Warner L. Hall, Ph.D Covenant 

T. W. MacLean Avondale 

John A. Carriker, H.R. 

S. M. Hutchison Smallwood 

D. S. Chalabie 

Carl S. Miller Mt. Gilead, Pee Dee 

W. J. Huneycutt, H.R. 

Roy E. Hoke Professor 

D. E. Wilkinson, D.D Hospital Chaplain 

E. B. Cooper Pageland, Salem 

Russell M. Kerr Philadelphia 

J. E. Wayland, Jr Cornelius, Bethel 

J. S. Garner, H.R. 

W. G. Workman, Ph.D., H.R. 

Robert Turner Synod Director C. E. 

Fred C. Holder Amity 

Malcolm R. Williamson, H.R Stated Clerk 

E. L. Stoffel Charlotte First 

T. Duke Williams Altan, Bethany 

Leighton S. Ford Evangelist 

G. E. Dixon W. H. Belk 

James E. Fogartie Myers Park 

M. A. Cochrane, Jr Amay James 

Frank S. Jones Bethlehem 

A. B. Montgomery, Th.M., D.D Caldwell Memorial 

Harry H. Bryan, D.D Covenant (Associate) 

Samuel Monroe Busch Locust, Indian Hill 

J. R. McAlpine III Steele Creek 

J. C. Lawrence, Th.M., D.D Executive Secretary 

Robert S. Woodson, D.D., H.R Westminster (Associate) 

A. J. Morrison McQuay Memorial 

T. B. Ruff, H.R. 

John R. Cunningham, D.D., H.R. 

Francis Alston Ellerbe First 

Angus G. Mclnnis Field Representative 

Daniel L. Durway Covenant (Associate) 

D. A. McRight Candor 

Paul H. Felker Mulberry 

Herbert W. Dale Johnston Memorial 

Robert E. Huey, H.R. 

David Boyce, Th.M Chaplain 

Glenn B. Robinson Hickory Grove 

Herbert V. Carson, Th.M., D.D., H.R. 

Graham C. McChesney, Th.M St. John 

Betts Huntley Foreign Missionary 

Oren Moore, Jr Westover Hills 

Frank M. Brown Forest Hill 

Charles E. Sutton McGee 

Roscoe B. Fisher 

Frank L. Goodman Norman, Mt. Carmel 

Tracy V. Fisher Cameronian 

Horace H. Hilton Sugaw Creek 

R. Jack Sadler Commonwealth 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 7 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

William A. Stewart, Jr Seigle Avenue 

John H. McVay Hamlet First 

Richard E. Hildebrandt Wilmore 

Leland A. Richardson Chaplain 

John M. Handley Huntersville 

James Gordon Stuart Sardis 

H. Louis Patrick, D.D Trinity 

Francis M. Womack. Jr Robinson 

John C. Laughlin Carmel 

Douglas L. Paulson St. Andrews 

Leonard W. Topping Charlotte First (Associate) 

J. Arthur Beard Marshville, New Salem 

Tom A. Cutting, Jr Providence 

David C. Hambrick, Jr Chaplain 

Henry D. Mooney Clanton Memorial 

Robert E. Murdock Oakboro, Ridgecrest 

Eugene P. Poe Westminster 

David B. Jenkins Rockingham 

J. Shepherd Russell Albemarle 

Paul P. Thrower Troy 

James E. Sewell Norwood 

William D. Morton Waxhaw 

Charles L. McDonald Pleasant Hill 

Eugene L. Daniel Myers Park (Associate) 

Wayne R. Aughinbaugh Cook's Memorial 

Thomas C. Bryan Eastminster 

Francis B. Mayes, Jr Sardis (Associate) 

Marshall E. Tobias Camp Greene 

John R. King Wadesboro 

Paul W. Beazley Marston, Marks Creek 

Peter M. Jorgensen Selwyn Avenue (Assistant) 

Paul A. Home Ramah 

William K. Leach Newell 

A. M. Keith Siler 

W. B. McSwain Walkersville 

Eldon Wadsworth Hopewell 

Daniel Zeluff Assistant Professor 

Walter D. Clark City Mission 

Danny McRight Student 

Vaughn Earl Hartsell Rourk, McLean 

James H. Sell Camden, Morven 

Fred P. Turner Albemarle Road 

Lloyd Frederick Griffie Candor 

E. O. Byrd, Jr Charlotte Third 

Oliver W Carmichael Sharon 

Fred J. Harmon Indian Trail 

Charles M. Murray Myers Park (Minister Education) 

F. B. O'Shields St. Giles 

John W. Bolton Caldwell Memorial (Associate) 

A. Rudolph Hendricks South Tryon 

W. H. Jarrett Biscoe 

David C. Kennedy Matthews 

Robert J. James Paw Creek 

Fred R. McAlister Chaplain 

A. Leslie Thompson Pineville 

Dwight L. Barker East 

James P. Barksdale, Jr St. Paul 

Zane M. Moore Central Steele Creek 

Robert Sanford Owens Plaza 

J. William Stork, H.R. 

Total Ministers 122 



8 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ROLL OF CHURCHES 
All Town Addresses are North Carolina unless otherwise stated. 

Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Albemarle First J. P. Sifford J. W. Miller 

819 E. Main Street 347 Park Road 

Albemarle 28001 Albemarle 28001 

Albemarle Road James H. Griffith E. L. Hinson 

3618 Glenville Ave. 6016 Mallard Drive 

Charlotte 28205 Charlotte 28212 

Altan Odus Doster William L. Floyd 

Route 4 Route 1 

Monroe 28110 Monroe 28110 

Amay James Melvin Murriel Charles Torrence 

2510 Sherrill Street Route 4, Box 493 

Charlotte 28208 Charlotte 28208 

Amity T. H. Donaldson James J. Putman 

3101 N. Sharon 5344 Unaka Avenue 

Amity Road Charlotte 28205 
Charlotte 28205 

Avondale Charles A. Spratt Ray T. Buckner, Jr. 

1607 Dilworth Rd. W. 816 Sedgefield Road 

Charlotte 28203 Charlotte 28209 

Badin R. N. Jeffrey D. A. Beck 

Box 396 Box 795 

Badin 28009 Badin 28009 

Banks F. P. Stephenson, Sr. F. Parks Stephenson, Jr. 

Route 2 Route 2 

Ft. Mill, S. C. 29715 Fort Mill, S. C. 29715 

Belk, W. H C. M. Snyder Harold Davis 

3838 Allwood Drive 529 Wilbrown Circle 

Charlotte 28210 Charlotte 28210 

Benton Heights David Sutton William Godfrey 

Old Charlotte Hwy. Secrest Short Cut Road 

Monroe Monroe 

Bethany Paul Whitley Roy Snipes 

Route 5 Route 5 

Monroe 28110 Monroe 28110 

Bethel Wilson Knox Joe R. Washam 

RFD No. 2, Box 120 RFD #2, Box 247 

Huntersville Huntersville, N. C. 

Bethlehem Buford A. Price Henry S. Hall 

Route 7 1402 Spring Street 

Monroe Monroe 28110 

Beulah Allen W. Collins Ralph Rorie 

Route 1 Route 3 

Monroe 28110 Pageland, S. C. 29728 

Biscoe Daniel J. McCaskill William A. Lewis, Jr. 

Biscoe 27209 Biscoe 27209 

Caldwell Memorial ... R. V. Mason C. W. Poteat 

811 E. Morehead St. 1700 Beverly Drive 

Charlotte Charlotte 

Camden Aubry Douglas Miss Ethel Hildreth 

RFD #3 RFD #3 

Wadesboro Wadesboro 

Cameronian Richard Brown Mrs. Louise Thrower 

P. O. Box 23 P. O. Box 645 

Rockingham 28379 Rockingham 28379 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Churches Clerk of Session 

Camp Greene N. J. Owens 

2509 Toddville Rd. 
Charlotte 28214 

Candor K. A. McLeod 

Candor 27229 

Carmel A. W. Weigle 

538 Wingrave Drive 

Charlotte 28211 
Central Steele Creek. S. C. Capps 

Rt. 1, Box 218 

Pineville 28134 
Charlotte First J. L. McClintock, Jr. 

1426 Medford Dr. 

Charlotte 28205 
Clanton Memorial Allen W. Estridge, Jr. 

911 Yorkmont Rd. 

Charlotte 28210 
Commonwealth Wilburn B. Brown 

1424 Briar Creek Rd. 

Charlotte 28205 
Cooks Memorial Paul Thompson, Jr. 

322 McClure Circle 

Charlotte 28214 
Cornelius Joe V. Boone 

Cornelius 
Covenant James C. Barnes 

1320 Harding Place 

Charlotte 28204 
East Earl D. Talbert 

1601 Woodberry Rd. 

Charlotte 28212 

Eastminster R. E. McCoy 

3324 Washburn Ave. 
Charlotte 28205 

Ellerbe First W. S. McRae 

Ellerbe 28338 

Forest Hill Burns W. Stuart 

3836 Annlin Ave. 
Charlotte 28209 

Hamlet B. S. McGirt 

Box 567 
Hamlet 28345 

Hawley Memorial Mr. E. F. Billingsley 

Box 4 
Polkton 28135 

Hickory Grove Bill McCoy 

6261 Deliah Lane 
Charlotte 28212 

Hopewell William E. Moss 

Rt. 1, Box 126 
Huntersville 28078 



Treasurer 

Grady Alexander 
2423 Woodshire Drive 
Charlotte 28208 
Patt C. Harmon, Jr. 
P. O. Box 635 
Candor 27229 
Russell B. Love 
4109 Carmel Forest 
Charlotte 28211 

C. F. Blackwelder 
Route 2, Box 1138-D 
Charlotte 28210 
Calvin T. Wells 
2821 Sharon Road 
Charlotte 28211 

J. W. Bradford 
434 Blairhill Road 
Charlotte 28210 
Ralph A. Killough 
4232 Maypole Court 
Charlotte 28205 
Robert S. McClure 
Route 9, Box 453 
Charlotte 28208 
Marvin Bradford 
Cornelius 

Cecil W. Davis, Jr. 
1000 East Morehead St. 
Charlotte 28204 
James F. Elam 
1120 Burtonwood Circle 
Charlotte 28212 

D. R. Stone 

6916 Highbrook Drive 
Charlotte 28205 
Carl F. Mclnnis 
Box 284 
Ellerbe 28338 
D. M. Marshall, Jr. 
4825 Gilmore Drive 
Charlotte 28209 
Jesse E. Bullard 
210 Terry Street 
Hamlet 28345 
Mrs. E. F. Billingsley 
Box 4 

Polkton 28135 
George Smith 
6300 Kelsey Drive 
Charlotte 28205 
James B. Hood 
Route 1, Box 158 
Huntersville 28078 



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MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Churches Clerk of Session 

Huntersville ...J. E. Pait 

Statesville Highway 
Huntersville 28078 

Indian Hill J. W. Morgan 

RFD #2 
Stanfield 

Indian Trail J. W. Shaffer 

301 Hwy. No. 1362 
Matthews 28105 

Johnston Memorial ...C. J. Miller 

3405 Benard Avenue 
Charlotte 28205 

Lee Park John D. Williams 

RFD #1 
Monroe 

Locust Vaude Tucker 

Route 1 
Stanfield 28163 

Macedonia Paul O'Quinn 

Route 1 
Biscoe 27209 

Mallard Creek Mark F. Tinkham 

RFD #10, Box 365 
Charlotte 

Marks Creek C. O. McRae 

Route 1, Box 10 
Hamlet 28345 

Marshville Dr. C. A. Bolt 

P. O. Box 368 
Marshville 28103 

Marston A. W. McKay 

RFD #1 
Marston 

Matthews J. W. Russell 

P. O. Box 234 
Matthews 28105 

McGee John O. Sides 

366 Fielding Road 
Charlotte 28214 

McLean Ralph D. Lovin 

Ellerbe 

McQuay John R. Litaker 

6601 Elmwood Circle 
Charlotte 28212 

Monroe First D. B. Gettys 

1408 Griffith Rd. 
Monroe 28110 

Morven John N. Wall 

Rt. 1, Box 113 
Morven 28119 

Mt. Carmel Lee Mclnnis 

Route 1 
Ellerbe 28339 



Treasurer 

T. P. Youngblood 

Puckett Road 

Huntersville 28078 

Lewis Lambert 

RFD #2 

Stanfield 

James Yarborough 

Route 1 

Indian Trail 28979 

I. V. Shaffer 

3407 Benard Avenue 

Charlotte 28205 

Charles E. Williams 

RFD #1 

Wingate 

Craven Barbee 

Route 4 

Concord 28025 

Daniel J. McCaskill 

Candor 27229 

Dale McLaughlin 
RFD #7, Box 710-H 
Charlotte 
H. C. McRae 
Route 1, Box 9 
Hamlet 28345 
G. O. Perkins 
College Avenue 
Marshville 28103 
Mrs. B. H. Beacham 
Marston 

D. R. Cofer 
Route 1 

Matthews 28105 
J. Ross Kistler 
1125 James Street 
Charlotte 28214 
Mrs. J. D. McLean 
RFD #1 
Ellerbe 

Frank M. Felker, Jr. 
3712 Rogers Street 
Charlotte 28208 
G. D. Pierce 
P. O. Box 6 
Monroe 28110 
V. L. Wall, Jr. 
Route 1, Box 109 
Morven 28119 
Joe Comer 
Ellerbe 28338 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 11 

Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Mt. Gilead George T. McAulay J. E. Poe 

310 W. Allenton St. Box 55 

Mt. Gilead 27306 Mt. Gilead 27306 

Mulberry Frank Marshall Barry Ranson 

624 S. Summit Ave. 7204 Marley Circle 

Charlotte 28208 Charlotte 28214 

Myers Park Earl Arthurs Eric C. Clark, III 

1218 Johnston Bldg. 330 South Tryon Street 

Charlotte 28202 Charlotte 28202 

Nevin J. R. Dutton Larry R. Crisco 

RFD #11, Box 313-D RFD #11, Box 233 

Charlotte Charlotte 

Newell J. F. Caldwell William D. Poteat 

Box 16 Box 21 

Newell Newell 

New Salem Oscar L. Efird C. C. Moore 

Route 2 Route 2 

Marshville 28103 Marshville 28103 

Norman D. T. Warner John Gallimore 

Norman 28367 Norman 28367 

Norwood Mrs. E. M. Thompson J. P. Hatley 

P. O. Box 121 Norwood 28128 
Norwood 28128 

Oakboro E. P. Stewart Mrs. Edith McLendon 

Oakboro 28129 Oakboro 28129 

Pageland Sammy Snipes Mrs. George A. Douglas 

Route 2 Box 224 

Pageland, S. C. 29728 Pageland, S. C. 29728 

Park Avenue Henry S. Allen Louise Dobbins 

1921 Park Avenue Roberdell Road 

Rockingham 28379 Rockingham 28379 

Paw Creek Robert Summerville Tom A. Kerns 

Rt. 6, Box 574 221 Kingsway Circle 

Charlotte 28208 Charlotte 28214 

Pee Dee C. W. Ussery Mrs. C. W. Ussery 

Route 3 Route 3 

Mt. Gilead 27306 Mt. Gilead 27306 

Philadelphia Ray H. Waltman James M. Lonon 

Route 3 Route 1, Box 540 

Matthews 28105 Charlotte 28205 

Pineville Reid Rogers James T. Deal 

3016 Spring Valley 404 Main Street 

Road Pineville 28134 
Charlotte 28210 

Plaza Adrian E. Aman Albert A. Renaud 

1405 Morningside Dr. 2901 Dunlavin Way 

Charlotte 28205 Charlotte 28205 

Pleasant Hill Kenneth Wilkerson J. L. Robinson 

Route 1 Route 1 

Pineville 28134 Pineville 28134 

Providence John R. McKee Lindsey Ennis 

Rt. 1, Box 310 Route 3 

Matthews 28105 Waxhaw 28173 



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MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Churches Clerk of Session 

Ramah Otis C. Gray- 
Route 2 
Huntersville 28078 

Rehoboth F. A. Gordon 

Box 274 
Waxhaw 28173 

Ridgecrest Grover S. Furr 

Route 3 
Albemarle 28001 

Robinson V. H. Brawley 

Rt. 8, Box 295 
Charlotte 28205 

Rockingham J. A. Pippin 

P. O. Box 664 
Rockingham 28379 

Rourk Alfred B. Smith 

RFD 1, Ellerbe 

St. Andrews David Hirst, Jr. 

1232 Yale Place 
Charlotte 28209 

St. Giles Cliff Deal 

1400 Wicker Drive 
Charlotte 28210 

St. John James O. Brady 

914 Bobby Lane 
Charlotte 28211 

St. Paul W. F. Haigler, Jr. 

614 Nottingham Dr. 
Charlotte 28211 

Salem J. Lyndon Tice 

Route 1 
Marshville 28103 

Sardis L. Hunter Pharr 

522 Livingston Dr. 
Charlotte 28211 

Seigle Avenue Roy L. Gardner 

5021 Milford Road 
Charlotte 

Selwyn Avenue Carlos D. Jennings 

2122 Hassell Place 
Charlotte 28209 

Sharon W. H. Riddle 

4809 Carmel Park Dr. 
Charlotte 28211 

Siler R. A. Plyler 

RFD #1 

Waxhaw 
Six Mile Creek James R. Perry 

208 Confederate St. 

Ft. Mill, S. C. 29715 
Smallwood C. O. Wall, Jr. 

4623 Ridgeley Drive 

Charlotte 28208 



Treasurer 

J. W. Brown 

Route 1 

Huntersville 28078 

Miss Hope Sims 

Route 1 

Waxhaw 28173 

Mrs. Paul Bowers 

Route 3 

Albemarle 28001 

S. L. Wallace 

Route 8, Box 278-A 

Charlotte 28205 

Ed Silliman 

128 Biltmore Drive 

Rockingham 28379 

Howard Morgan 

RFD 2, Ellerbe 

G. E. Schmid 

324 McDonald Avenue 

Charlotte 28203 

Willis Nesbit 

5815 Boxwood Lane 

Charlotte 28210 

Tommy L. Griggs 

5520 Kerry Lane 

Charlotte 28205 

S. H. Long, Jr. 

2504 Laburnum Avenue 

Charlotte 28205 

Mrs. Eddie Lee Sikes 

Route 1 

Pageland, S. C. 29728 

C. B. Baird, Sr. 

5700 Sardis Road 

Charlotte 28211 

Mike Geesling 

2138 Chesterfield Ave. 

Charlotte 

Ernest F. Young, Jr. 

5515 Holyoke Lane 

Charlotte 28211 

W. T. Stanford 

3100 Sharon View Road 

Charlotte 28210 

Pat Keels 

RFD #6 

Monroe 



C. O. Wall, Jr. 

4623 Ridgeley Drive 

Charlotte, N. C. 28208 



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Churches Clerk of Session 

South Tryon Curtis J. Parker 

2420 S. Tryon St. 

Charlotte 28203 
Star J. F. Allen 

Box 8 

Biscoe 27209 
Steele Creek Richard F. Bigham 

Route 3, Box 390 

Charlotte 28210 
Stephenson W. M. Pressley 

Route 1 

Indian Trail 28079 
Sugaw Creek T. W. Hunter 

1711 Sugaw Creek 

Road West 

Charlotte 28213 
Third H. T. Maner, Jr. 

1640 Merry Oaks Rd. 

Charlotte 28205 
Thomasboro Woodrow S. McClure 

141 Bradford Drive 

Charlotte 
Trinity W. C. Morrison 

3115 Providence Rd. 

Charlotte 
Troy S. H. McCall, Jr. 

Troy 
Turner C. H. Biggers 

RFD #5 

Monroe 
Unionville E. J. Braswell 

Route 2 

Monroe 28110 
Wadesboro J. Herbert Hildreth 

108 Rose Terrace 

Wadesboro 
Walkers ville Hugh Mosely 

Route 2 

Waxhaw 28173 
Waxhaw T. R. Nisbet 

Box 217 

Waxhaw 28173 
Westminster Philip R. Hedrick 

2810 Wintergreen Dr. 

Charlotte 28211 
Westover Hills Lake Richey 

4214 Waterbury Dr. 

Charlotte 28209 
Williams Memorial ...Donald R. Gray, Sr. 

Rt. 9, Box 372 

Charlotte 28208 
Wilmore W. Paul Costner 

1715 S. Tryon St. 

Charlotte 28202 



Treasurer 

Miss Maxine Foard 
2528 Roslyn Avenue 
Charlotte 28208 
J. G. Britt, Jr. 
Star 27356 

Herbert L. Reid 
5630 Old Dowd Road 
Charlotte 28214 
Tommy J. Haywood 
Route 8 
Monroe 28110 
Warren Hunter 
5908 Derita Road 
Charlotte 28213 

R. L. Jenks 

2508 Belvedere Avenue 

Charlotte 28205 

B. H. Long 

252 LaPorte Drive 

Charlotte 

Don Farquharson 

2413 Ansley Court 

Charlotte 

W. R. Bracey 

RFD 3, Mt. Gilead 

George Simpson 

RFD #2 

Monroe 

Mrs. E. J. Braswell 

Route 2 

Monroe 28110 

W. L. Wildermuth 

216 Rutherford St. 

Wadesboro 

Knox McCain 

Route 2 

Waxhaw 28173 

Robert Davis 

P. O. Box 4 

Waxhaw 28173 

Howard Carter 

P. O. Box 17654 

Charlotte 28211 

Mrs. George Anderson 

2863 Mayflower Road 

Charlotte 28208 

Don P. Brown 

Route 9, Box 402 

Charlotte 28208 

H. F. Porter 

701 Montford Drive 

Charlotte 



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ROLL OF CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

William E. Alexander, Union Seminary, Sardis Church. 

Samuel Monroe Busch, Jr., Central Piedmont, Locust Church. 

Dwight O. Christenbury, Jr., Union Seminary, Camp Greene Church. 

George L. Ducker, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Myers Park. 

Kenneth K. Davis, Union Seminary, Hamlet First Church. 

John M. Duncan, Louisville Seminary, Covenant. 

Charles D. Elliott, Davidson College, Wilmore Church. 

David T. Fisher, St. Andrews Presbyterion College, Cameronian 
Church. 

John R. Goodman, Union Seminary, Norman Church. 

George H. Kuykendall, Jr., Union Seminary, N. Y., Covenant. 

Paul Leonard, Trinity Church. 

Rodney R. Love, Louisville Seminary, Intern, Paw Creek Church. 

David F. Mclnnis, Davidson College, Covenant Church. 

Hoyt F. Nance, Rt. 1, Box 255, Huntersville, N. C, Huntersville 
Church. 

Robert C. Page, III, Chapel Hill, N. C, Covenant Church. 

William G. Phipps, Columbia Seminary, Intern, Forest Hill. 

Javan W. Reid, Jr., Candor Church. Austin Theological Seminary. 

Eugene R. Rucker, 1558 Bryson Dr., Decatur, Ga., Plaza Church. 

Charles R. Sizemore, U. of N. C. — Charlotte, Caldwell Memorial. 

Donald W. Smith, Rt. 6, Box 580-C, Charlotte, N. C, Paw Creek 
Church. 

Kendall B. Tarleton, Davidson College, Covenant Church. 

Roy Z. Thomas, III, Union Seminary, Trinity Church. 

Charles A. Van Wagner, Wake Forest College, Selwyn Ave. Church. 

Roy P. Wilson, Jr., St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Charlotte, N. C, 
Avondale Church. 

James Paxton Wray, Princeton Seminary, Sardis Church. 

CANDIDATES FOR LAY SERVICE 

Eleanor Anne Pepi, Princeton Theological Seminary, Myers Park 
Church. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 15 

Called Meeting 
of The Mecklenburg Presbytery 



Covenant Presbyterian Church 
Charlotte, North Carolina 
December 28, 1966 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg was called to order by the 
Moderator, Reverend E. B. Cooper, at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, 
December 28, 1966, in the Chapel of Covenant Presbyterian 
Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, and was opened with 
Prayer by the Moderator. 

In the absence of the Stated Clerk, Reverend Malcolm 
Williamson, by common consent, Reverend Graham C. Mc- 
Chesney was appointed to act as Clerk. 

The following were enrolled, constituting a quorum: 

Ministers: Francis O. Alston, J. A. Beard, Frank M. Brown, Harry 
H. Bryan, Thomas C. Bryan, John A. Carriker, M. A. Cochrane, E. B. 
Cooper, J. R. Cunningham, Tom A. Cutting, Jr., G. E. Dixon, Paul 
Felker, James E. Fogartie, Warner L. Hall, John M. Handley, R. E. 
Hildebrandt, Fred C. Holder, Robert J. James, W. H. Jarrett, Frank 
S. Jones, Russell M. Kerr, John R. King, J. Cecil Lawrence, Francis 
B. Mayes, J. R. McAlpine III, Graham C. McChesney, Charles L. Mc- 
Donald, Angus G. Mclnnis, Carl S. Miller, A. B. Montgomery, Henry 

D. Mooney, A. J. Morrison, Charles M. Murray, Eugene P. Poe, Glenn 
B. Robinson, T. B. Ruff, R. Jack Sadler, William A. Stewart, Jr., E. L. 
Stoffel, James G. Stuart, C. E. Sutton, A. Leslie Thompson, Marshall 

E. Tobias, Jr., Leonard W. Topping, Fred P. Turner, Robert Turner, 
W. M. Walsh, J. E. Wayland, Jr., David E. Wilkinson, Robert S. Wood- 
son (50). 

Ruling Elders: J. R. Thompson, Cooks Memorial; H. B. Cheyne, 
Forest Hill; W. M. Alexander, Hickory Grove; Irwin R. Vance, Hope- 
well; Edward Sims, Huntersville; Charles S. Boyce, Marshville; E. 
Ross Cathey, McGee; R. E. Prather, McQuay; Harrill Neal, Mulberry; 
Forney E. Michael, Paw Creek; R. C. Reid, Pineville; J. M. Shinn, 
Plaza; E. S. Barnhardt, Ramah; James O. Brady, St. John; Lake 
Richey, Westover Hills; B. H. Moore, Wilmore (16). 

The Call for the meeting was read as follows: 

"The Constitutional requirements having been met, Mecklenburg 
Presbytery is called to meet Wednesday, December 28, 1966, at 10:30 
A.M. in the Covenant Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, to transact the 
following business: 



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1. To concur in the request of the Westover Hills Presbyterian 
Church and the Wilmore Presbyterian Church that they be 
merged. 

2. To appoint a Commission to organize a new Presbyterian 
Church. 

3. To transact any other business growing out of the above. 

Edward B. Cooper, Moderator" 

The Call was found in order and Presbytery proceeded to 
business. 

(1) The Reverends Oren Moore, Pastor of Westover Hills, and 
R. E. Hildebrandt, Pastor of Wilmore, related proceedings over the 
past months leading up to the request for merger. The recommenda- 
tion of Mr. Hal Hyde of the Board of Church Extension was cited, the 
Committee work, the plan for merger, the actions of the two Sessions, 
and reports on the Congregational Meetings were presented. The votes 
of the Congregations in properly constituted Congregational Meetings 
held on December 11, 1966, requesting the Presbytery of Mecklenburg 
to merge the churches were reported as follows: Westover Hills, 114- 
37: Wilmore, 94 to 78. 

The following motion was adopted: 

"That the Presbytery approve in principle the merger of the 
Westover Hills and Wilmore Churches in the light of the study made 
by Mr. Hal Hyde and the studies made by the Sessions of the two 
churches; 

"That the details of the merger and programs projected be studied 
by a select committee of the Committee of Church Extension; 

"That the Committee of Church Extension or its select committee 
shall consider what participation the Presbytery should have in the 
venture; 

"That this Committee shall bring its report to the Presbytery on 
January 4; 

"That the Presbytery adjourn to meet January 4, 1967, at 10:30 
A.M. at the Covenant Presbyterian Church." 

(2) The following were appointed a Commission to organize a 
new Presbyterian Church and complete any business growing out of 
the above, January 8, 1967, at 7:30 P.M. 

Ministers: Dr. Warner Hall, Dr. A. B. Montgomery, Dr. J. Cecil 
Lawrence, Rev. Robert Turner, Rev. Marshall Tobias. 

Ruling Elders: Doug Aitken (Avondale); H. F. Porter (Wilmore); 
Lake Richey (Westover Hills); Joe Grier (First); J. Norton Stribling 
(First). 

Presbytery adjourned to meet on Wednesday, January 4, 
1967, at 10:30 A.M., at Covenant Presbyterian Church, and was 
closed with Prayer by Dr. E. Lee Stoffel. 

E. B. Cooper, Moderator 
Graham C. McChesney, Clerk 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 17 

Adjourned Meeting 
of The Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Covenant Presbyterian Church 
Charlotte, North Carolina 
January 4, 1967 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg met in Adjourned Session 
in the Chapel of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, 
N. C,. at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, January 4, 1967, and was called 
to order by the Moderator, The Reverend E. B. Cooper, who 
opened the meeting with Prayer. 

The following were enrolled, constituting a quorum: 

Ministers: W. R. Aughinbaugh, J. A. Beard, Frank Brown, Harry 
H. Bryan, Thomas C. Bryan, S. Monroe Busch, Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., 
Oliver W. Carmichael, Edward B. Cooper, Tom A. Cutting, Jr., 
Herbert W. Dale, Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., Paul H. Felker, James E. 
Fogartie, A. Rudolph Hendricks, R. E. Hildebrandt, Fred C. Holder, 
Paul A. Home, Robert J. James, David B. Jenkins, Frank S. Jones, 
David C. Kennedy, Russell M. Kerr, John C. Laughlin, J. Cecil Law- 
rence, W. K. Leach, Francis B. Myers, J. R. McAlpine, III, Graham C. 
McChesney, Charles L. McDonald, Angus Mclnnis, Carl S. Miller, 
Henry D. Mooney, A. J. Morrison, W. D. Morton, F. B. O'Shields, Jr., 
M. B. Prince, Jr., Glenn B. Robinson, Thomas B. Ruff, R. Jack Sadler, 
E. L. Stoffel, Charles E. Sutton, A. Leslie Thompson, Marshall E. 
Tobias, Jr., Leonard W. Topping, Fred P. Turner, Robert Turner, 
Eldon Wadsworth, Robert S. Woodson (49). 

Ruling Elders: Thomas W. Donaldson, Amity; S. C. Capps, Steele 
Creek; J. R. Thompson, Cooks Memorial; J. W. Russell, Matthews; 
Neal C. Long, McGee; R. E. Prather, McQuay; Harrill L. Neal, Mul- 
berry; A. Walton Litz, Myers Park; Roland D. Keistler, Newell; Ted 
Campbell, Paw Creek, N. C; J. M. Shinn, Plaza; John B. Boyd, Pleas- 
ant Hill; Ralph E. Howell, Philadelphia; Randolph Norton, Sardis; 
J. W. Woollen, Sharon; M. J. Payne, Third; M. C. Clark (alternate), 
Westover Hills; B. H. Moore, Wilmore (18). 

The Minutes of the Called Meeting of December 28, 1966, 
were read and adopted. 

Presbytery engaged in a session of prayer for the churches 
who have requested to be merged and for guidance in all mat- 
ters before the court today. 

Dr. A. B. Montgomery, Chairman of the Select Committee 
of the Committee of Church Extension, (the other members of 
the committee were Ruling Elder Doug Aitken and The Rev. 
James E. Forgartie) reported for the committee. He related that 
the committee had received a communication from the Session 
of Wilmore Church as follows: 



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"TO: Mecklenburg Presbytery 

"FROM: The Session of the Wilmore Presbyterian Church 

"The Session of the Wilmore Presbyterian Church has received a pe- 
tition from the Congregation containing 200 names. This represents 58 
per cent of our Congregation. In accordance with the Book of Church 
Order, Chapter 5, paragraph 2, the Form of Government, we view it is 
our duty to call a Congregational Meeting in accordance with the 
petition which reads, "We the undersigned respectfully petition the 
Session to call a Congregational Meeting to reconsider the action of the 
Congregation on December 11, 1966." 

"Realizing that Presbytery is adjourned to meet on Wednesday, Janu- 
ary 4, 1967, and that does not leave enough time for the Session to 
call a Congregational Meeting to convene for the purpose the peti- 
tioners have requested, We therefore make the following request of 
the Presbytery: 

"That the Presbytery reconsider its action of Wednesday, December 
28, 1966, and not approve the merger of the Wilmore Presbyterian 
Church and the Westover Hills Presbyterian Church at this time, or 
that Presbytery delay final action on the merger until we have had 
time to call a Congregational Meeting. We request further that if 
the latter course is followed that the Presbytery or the Commission 
on the Minister and His Work appoint a Moderator to conduct the 
Congregational Meeting at the Wilmore Presbyterian Church on 
Sunday, January 15, 1967. 

Respectfully submitted, 

/s/ R. E. Hildebrandt, Moderator 
/s/ W. Paul Costner, Clerk" 

Presbytery reconsidered its action in its meeting of Decem- 
ber 28, 1966, concerning the merger of the two churches, on 
motion by Rev. A. B. Montgomery and seconded by Rev. J. E. 
Fogartie, both of whom had voted affirmatively on the action 
taken. 

Presbytery heard the Rev. R. E. Hildebrandt relate pro- 
ceedings leading to the recent action of the Wilmore Congrega- 
tion. Presbytery also heard the Rev. Oren Moore concerning 
the Westover Hills Church. 

The request for merger of the Westover Hills and the Wil- 
more Presbyterian Churches was denied at this time. 

The Presbytery suggested to the Session of the Wilmore 
Church that in view of the action just taken, the Congrega- 
tional Meeting as requested by 200 members of the Wilmore 
Church not be held. 

Presbytery adjourned with Prayer by the Rev. Angus G. 
Mclnnis. 

y E. B. Cooper, Moderator 

Graham C. McChesney, Clerk 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 19 

The Two Hundred Fifty-Fifth 

Stated Meeting of 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 



Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church 
January 24, 1967 
Charlotte, N. C. 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg was called to order on the 
above date at 9:00 A.M. in the Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian 
Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, by the retiring Moderator, 
the Rev. E. B. Cooper, who then led the Presbytery in prayer. 
Reading as his Scripture Ezekiel 37: 1-14, Mr. Cooper preached 
effectively on "A Rebirth of Power", showing that this is the 
"Need of the Hour". 

The Stated Clerk announced to the Moderator that a 
quorum was present, and the Presbytery proceeded to the 
business at hand. 

Memorials 

Two Ministers of the Presbytery having deceased since the 
last meeting of the Presbytery, two Memorials were presented 
to the Presbytery. These were adopted, and copies were order- 
ed sent, respectively, to Mrs. B. Frank Yandell, B. Frank 
Yandell, Jr., and Mrs. David A. Miller, and to Mrs. James A. 
Jones. The Rev. Thomas Bryan presented the Memorial for 
the Rev. Frank Yandell, and the Rev. Dr. Charles Kraemer 
presented the Memorial for the Rev. Dr. James A. Jones. On 
request by the Moderator, the Rev. Marcus B. Prince, Jr. led 
the Presbytery in prayer. 

JAMES A. JONES 

Born October 3, 1911, Laurinburg, North Carolina 

Died November 17, 1966, Richmond Virginia 

Member of Mecklenburg Presbytery Since 1939 

The members of Mecklenburg Presbytery and the people of this 
community will continue to thank God for James Jones, our friend 
and our brother. Although his ministry and his influence extended far 
beyond our bounds, Charlotte and Mecklenburg claim him in a special 
way. 



20 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

James and Mary Jones moved to Charlotte when he accepted the 
call to become pastor of the Myers Park congregation in 1939. The 
church was still in its first years, having been organized in 1927. 
Myers Park was an active, growing congregation, and James Jones 
was an active, growing preacher and pastor. He had been ordained in 
1935 by Granville Presbytery, where he served as pastor of the First 
Church in Henderson, North Carolina. From the very first it was 
evident that God's leading had brought this pastor and this congrega- 
tion in Myers Park together. Much of what happened in the next 
sixteen years of James' pastorate at Myers Park is in the records. 
It is neither necessary nor appropriate to seek to recount that record 
here. Much, very much, of the good which resulted from the min- 
istry of this man and this congregation is by its very nature the 
sort of thing which will not be revealed until the books of the final 
reckoning of all things are opened. 

James Jones' ministry was church-wide, nation-wide, world-wide. 
He never thought that the ministry of the local congregation was 
limited to the local congregation itself. Among evidences of that con- 
viction is the amazing record of giving to the benevolent causes of 
the whole church made during Dr. Jones' pastorate. They gave their 
money, but first they gave themselves. This young congregation and 
pastor were at the forefront in the extension and advance of the 
church here in our own community, throughout the south, and literal- 
ly unto the uttermost parts of the world. Many are those who would 
bear testimony that James' ministry inspired them to a more faithful 
commitment than they had ever known before. God had given him a 
great gift of being able to make a vivid presentation of a cause and 
of helping people know that commitment to Christ must go beyond 
mere verbal assent. 

In a brief statement such as this, which cannot go into a lengthy 
listing of his many concerns, the obvious choice of an illustration of 
James' beyond-the-local-church-concern must be his concern for the 
World Wide Mission of the church as it is manifested especially in our 
denomination's Board of World Missions. For many years he has serv- 
ed as member and chairman of that Board. His visits to the mission 
fields and his support of the missionaries on the fields have been a 
source of great inspiration and encouragement to those who serve 
there. His presentation of the call was God's means by which many 
of those who are now serving on the World Mission fields and in the 
full-time vocations of the church here at home heard God's call. 

It was a fitting climax to his life that he should spend these last 
years as president of Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, de- 
voting his very great influence and talents to the preparation of men 
for the ministry of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. James had 
a deep faith in God's promise to bless the preached word. His own 
gifts as a preacher were evident to all who heard him preach. This 
gift for speaking was evident even when he was still in college. It 
was a gift, but he never rested on the fact that he was thus naturally 
gifted. He spent many long, hard hours of devoted prayer and study 
and work lest his sermons should become just well-chosen words, 
beautifully delivered. They were well-chosen words effectively and 
forcefully delivered, but there was also a depth and content to 
his sermons. He had a sincere dread lest he might be speaking 
his own word instead of the Word of the Lord to whom he was com- 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 21 

mitted. His commitment to God's word caused him to take stands 
in what he said and did which often were not popular with all those 
who heard. Bue he never allowed thoughts of popularity to prevent 
the fearless preaching of that which he believed it was God's will 
for him to preach. 

James had a fine, quick, alert mind. He had one of the greatest 
gifts of anyone I have ever known for being able to see the heart 
of a matter almost at once. Because he was able to see things so clear- 
ly and to express his summary of the matter and his suggestion for a 
solution in such a clear and very evidently logical way, he some- 
times was a worry to those who would have moved more cautiously 
and deliberately. He was moving deliberately but more quickly than 
most of us. And though he was truly a "general", he was always a 
front-line general. When he said, "This is the way we ought to go", 
he was committing himself to go, also, and in front. 

With all his ability and strength as a leader, and in spite of the 
fact that he was so often involved in the so called "larger" concerns 
of the church, he never lost his sense of personal relationship to peo- 
ple as people. As one of his members one day expressed it to me, 
"James was always here when we really needed him." When he asked 
about you and about your family, it was because he really wanted 
to know. 

Of course, there is so much more that could be said. Maybe these 
things will serve as samples. We will miss him. When our friend 
Kelsey Regen died, at the conclusion of the funeral service which 
James conducted, James said, "Let no man suppose that the ministry 
of Kelsey Regen ends today." So also we say of James Jones. 

Charles E. S. Kraemer 

REV. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN YANDELL 

Rev. B. Frank Yandell was born in the Sardis community of Meck- 
lenburg County, North Carolina, January 22, 1893, the youngest of eight 
children of John Albert and Martha Jane McCall Yandell. His father 
was one of the first Ruling Elders in the Matthews church. Frank 
passed away in a Charlotte hospital January 17, 1967, less than one 
week before his 74th birthday. He developed a heart ailment two years 
before his death which curtailed the labors of a very active life. 

Mr. Yandell was united in marriage to Miss Mildred Lorraine 
Miller of Jefferson, S. C, June 23, 1923. To this union two children 
were born, B. Frank, Jr., of Columbia, S. C, and Mrs. Polly Jean 
Miller, wife of Rew David A. Miller, now serving with him in 
Leopoldville, Africa. He is also survived by his wife, two sisters — Mrs. 
Lon Alexander and Mrs. P. H. Biddle — and by five grandchildren. 

Mr. Yandell attended Davidson College one year, Moody Bible In- 
stitute two years, and one year at Carroll College in Wisconsin. He 
served in World War I, being stationed at Fort Lee, Virginia. He was 
Assistant Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, N. C., 
for several months. He entered Columbia Theological Seminary in 
1920 and graduated in 1923. While in Columbia he studied at the Uni- 
versity of South Carolina. During his Seminary years he sang in the 
quartette and supplied several churches in South Carolina. 



22 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

On April 9, 1923 Mr. Yandell was ordained by the Presbytery of 
Congaree and served his first pastorate in the Rose Hill church, 
Columbia, S. C. He next served the Hazelwood and Bethel churches 
in Asheville Presbytery. Returning to his native County in 1926 he 
accepted the call of the St. Andrews church, Charlotte, where he re- 
mained almost nine years. During three years of this time he was an 
assistant Bible teacher at Queens-Chicora College. He was temporary 
supply of the West Avenue Church in 1941 and went from there to a 
pastorate of over eighteen years in the North Charlotte, now Johnston 
Memorial church. Among his community and other activities were 
his ministry to Alcoholics, and leadership in at least two city-wide 
Evangelistic campaigns — the Ham-Ramsey and Billy Graham cam- 
paigns. He was National Chaplain of War Dads in World War II by 
virtue of having a son in the Service. 

Mr. Yandell was honorably retired in 1959 but continued to take 
an active interest in church and community affairs by supplying 
churches and distributing Scripture portions by the thousands and 
promoting Bible reading and study in the public schools. He was a 
Mason, a member of Joppa Lodge 530 AFAM. He was also a member 
of two Senior Citizens clubs. He was Vice-President of the Jolly 
Elders Club. 

With his background of early Christian training, his inherited love 
for Christ and the Church, his Biblical training and love for the fun- 
damentals of the faith, and his zeal in witnessing for Christ, Frank 
Yandell made a lasting impression upon people. His interest in his 
colleagues in the ministry drew them to him and they loved him for it. 
As a pastor he was sympathetic and understanding. As a preacher 
his zeal was unflagging. 

The words of the apostle Paul, "rejoicing in hope, patient in tribu- 
lation, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord" may well epitomize the life 
of our fellow-Presbyter. 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg, in which B. Frank Yandell spent 
all but a few years of his active ministry, by this memorial expresses 
its sympathy to Mrs. Yandell and the other members of the family, 
and would pray that God in His infinite mercy and love would ever 
abide with them and comfort them. 

Thomas C. Bryan 

Presbytery was enrolled as follows: 

The Roll 

Ministers — Francis O. Alston, Wayne Aughinbaugh, Paul W. Beaz- 
ley, John W. Bolton, Frank M. Brown, Harry H. Bryan, Thomas C. 
Bryan, S. M. Busch, Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., Oliver W. Carmichael, John 
A. Carriker, M. A. Cochrane, Edward B. Cooper, Tom A. Cutting, Jr., 
Herbert W. Dale, E. L. Daniel, Jr., G. E. Dixon, Daniel L. Durway, 
Paul H. Felker, Roscoe B. Fisher, T. V. Fisher, James E. Fogartie, 
Frederick Griffie, Frank L. Goodman, John Handley, Fred J. Harmon, 
Vaughn Earl Hartsell, A. Rudolph Hendricks, R. E. Hildebrandt, Horace 
Hilton, Roy E. Hoke, Fred C. Holder, Paul A. Home, Robert E. Huey, 
Q. N. Huneycutt, Shelton M. Hutchison, Robert J. James, David B. 
Jenkins, Frank S. Jones, Peter Michael Jorgensen, W. H. Jarrett, A. M. 
Keith, David C. Kennedy, Russell Kerr, John R. King, Charles E. S. 



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Kraemer, John C. Laughlin, J. Cecil Lawrence, William K. Leach, 
J. R. McAlpine III, Graham C. McChesney, Charles L. McDonald, 
Angus G. Mclnnis, T. W. MacLean, D. A. McRight, W. B. McSwain, 
John H. McVay, Francis B. Mayes, Carl S. Miller, A. B. Montgomery, 
Oren Moore, Jr., A. Jackson Morrison, W. D. Morton, Bob E. Murdock, 
Charles M. Murray, H. Louis Patrick, M. B. Prince, Jr., Eugene P. 
Poe, F. B. O'Shields, Jr., Leland A. Richardson, Glenn B. Robinson, 
Thomas B. Ruff, J. S. Russell, Jr., R. Jack Sadler, James H. Sell, Jr., 
James E. Sewell, William A. Stewart, Jr., E. L. Stoffel, James G. 
Stuart, Charles E. Sutton, A. Leslie Thompson, Paul P. Thrower, 
Marshall E. Tobias, Jr., Leonard W. Topping, Fred P. Turner, Robert 
Turner, Eldon D. Wadsworth, W. M. Walsh, J. Ed. Wayland, Jr., 
Roy F. Whitley, David Wilkinson, Duke Williams, Malcolm R. Wil- 
liamson, Francis M. Womack, Jr., Robert S. Woodson, W. G. Workman, 
Dan Zeluff, (97). 

Ministers present to be received into Presbytery — Dwight L. 
Barker, James P. Barksdale, Dane M. Moore, Robert S. Owens, Jr., 
J. William Stork (5). 

Ruling Elders — Albemarle First, Guy Moose; Albemarle Road, 
James F. Griffith; Altan, Odus Doster; Amay James, Belton Horsley; 
Amity, John E. Butler; Avondale, J. W. Lipscomb, Jr.; Badin, A. C. 
Gardner; W. H. Belk, J. M. Synder; Bethlehem, Ira H. Helms; Biscoe, 
David J. McCaskill; Caldwell Memorial, R. M. Graham; Camden, 
Hubert Beck; Cameronian, Colon McDonald; Camp Greene, V. J. 
Owens; Candor, Fuller McDuffie; Carmel, C. A. Dewey: Central 
Steele Creek, J. R. Neely; Charlotte First, Freeman Jones; Clanton 
Memorial, Allen W. Estridge, Jr.; Commonwealth, Carl Walden; Cook's 
Memorial, E. E. White; Covenant, Ralph Kiser, James C. Davenport, 
William McKennell, Jr.; East, Roger Blackwelder; Eastminster, John 
W. Conder; Ellerbe First, W. S. McRae; Forest Hill, H. B. Cheyne; 
Hamlet First, B. Frank Warlick; Hickory Grove, R. L. Wright; Hope- 
well, George P. Alexander; Huntersville, H. E. Whitener; Indian Trail, 
T. A. Biggers; Johnston Memorial, E. R. Hyder; Locust, Maurice 
Smith; Macedonia, Paul O. Quinn; Mallard Creek, W. T. Alexander; 
Marks Creek, L. A. Dick; Marston, Roy C. Shaw; Matthews, E. R. 
Yandell; McGee, Neal C. Long; McLean, M. M. Hill; McQuary Memori- 
al, Claude T. Dellinger; Monroe First, A. O. Bradshow, Jr.; Morven, 
John N. Wall; Mt. Carmel, M. Lee Mclnnis; Mt. Gilead, G. T. Mc- 
Auley; Mulberry, D. Harry Dunn; Nevin, Robert Holthouser; Norman, 
R. T. Talburt; Norwood, Charles E. Byrd; Myers Park, Earl Arthurs, 
A. Walton Litz, J. Ed. Stukes; Pageland, Sammy Snipes; Park Avenue, 
T. A. Guiton, Jr.; Paw Creek, Robert Summerville; Pineville, Reid A. 
Rogers; Philadelphia, James E. Harper; Plaza, Albert D. Leopold; 
Pleasant Hill, Willard Allred; Providence, Henry B. Hrabanek; Ramah, 
W. G. Barnhardt; Ridgecrest, Walter Furr; Robinson, L. F. Randall; 
Rockingham First, Walter Stephenson; St. Andrews, Mrs. J. A. Atwell; 
St. Giles, George Burgm; St. John, W. L. Howie; St. Paul, W. T. 
Crowder; Sardis, A. P. Faulkner; Selwyn Avenue, C. E. Elrod; Sharon, 
Kenneth R. Beatty; Siler, A. G. Davis; Smallwood, Clifton Wall; South 
Try on, Curtis Parker; Star, Neill W. Freeman; Steele Creek, J. C. 
Price; Stephenson, Leroy Kimbrell; Sugaw Creek, Hal T. Abernethy; 
Third, J. N. Berryhill; Thomasboro, Ross Miller; Trinity, Donald 
Jones; Troy, S. H. McCall, Jr.; Turner, Parks McCorkle; Unionville, 
Jack Tesh; Wadesboro First, Mrs. W. L. Wildermuth; Walkersville, 



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E. T. McCain; Westminister, John Calvin Plaxco; Westover Hills, 
Lake Richey; Williams Memorial, R. N. Williams; Wilmore, H. F. 
Porter (93). 

Introduced to the Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting 
brethren were the Rev. Z. V. Roberson, Interim Supply, Selwyn 
Avenue Church, and the Rev. Paul Sherrill, Pastor of the 
Chalmers Memorial A. R. P. Church in Charlotte, N. C. 

Moderator 

By acclamation the Rev. Frank S. Jones, moderator-in- 
nomination, was elected Moderator of this Meeting. 

The Rev. Peter Jorgensen, Assistant Pastor, Selwyn Ave- 
nue Church, welcomed the Court. He announced the Copies 
of the Silver Anniversary History of the Selwyn Avenue 
Church were on distribution in the vestibule. 

Docket 

The Docket was adopted as amended, setting the lunch 
recess from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m., and place was given following 
the Report on Christian Education for a Report on Higher 
Education by the Rev. John Handley. 

THE DOCKET 

1. Opening Worship, Sermon by the Moderator, Rev. E. B. Cooper. 

2. Memorials. 

3. Enrollment. 

4. Election of Moderator — the Rev. Frank S. Jones, Moderator-Nomi- 
nee. 

5. Report of Committee on Arrangements — Rev. Peter Jorgensen. 

6. Appointment of Standing Committees. 

1. Bills and Overtures. 

2. Judiciary. 

3. Records of Presbytery. 

4. Attendance. 

5. Resolutions. 

7. Communications. 

Report on Evangelism — Henderson Belk. 

8. Reports of Executive and Permanent Committees. 

1. Presbytery's Council 

2. Ministerial Education. 

3. Christian Education. 

4. Higher Education. 

5. Sessional Records. 



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6. Women's Work. 

(Report on St. Andrews College — 12:00 noon) 

9. Reports of Commissions 

1. The Minister and His Work. 

2. Other Commissions 

10. Reception of Candidates and Ministers (Third order after lunch). 

11. Calls for Pastors and Supplies. 

12. Reports of Treasurers. 

13. Statistical Report to General Assembly. 

14. Reports of Standing Committees. 

15. Unfinished Business. 

16. New Business. 

17. Place of Next Meeting. 

18. Nomination of Moderator (First order after lunch). 

19. Election of Commissioners to the General Assembly (Second order 
after lunch). 

20. Reading and Adoption of Minutes. 

21. Adjournment with Apostolic Benediction. 

Standing Committees 

The Moderator announced the appointment of the Standing 
Committees: 

Bills and Overtures; The Rev. J. S. Russell, Elders: Ira H. 
Helms, Bethlehem; Albert D. Leopold, Plaza. 

Judiciary: The Rev. E. P. Poe, Elders: James Davenport, 
Covenant; J. Ed Stukes, Myers Park. 

Records of Presbytery: The Rev. Shelton Hutchison, Elders: 
J. R. Neely, Sr., Central Steele Creek; Mrs. Evelyn Atwell, St. 
Andrews. 

Attendance: The Rev. Fred P. Turner, Elders: E. R. Hyder, 
Johnston Memorial; Lake Richey, Westover Hills. 

Resolutions: The Rev. Oliver Carmichael, Elders: C. M. 
Snyder, Belk Memorial; Claude T. Dellinger, McQuay Me- 
morial. 

Communications 

1. Letters requesting excused absences from this meeting; 
these were given to the Standing Committee on Attendance. 

2. A letter from an association of Florists; turned over to 
the Committee on Christian Action to make suitable reply. 



26 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

3. Letter from Stated Clerk of General Assembly remind- 
ing ministers to forward to him biographical sketches; received 
as information. 

4. Annual reports from Chaplains L. A. Richardson, D. G. 
Boyce, and Fred McAlister; committed to the Commission on 
the Minister and His Work. 

5. Letter from Stated Clerk of Synod reminding Presby- 
tery that it will be 100 years old in 1969 and suggesting some 
centennial observance; referred to the Council of Presbytery 
to make later recommendations to the Presbytery. 

6. Communications from congregations requesting changes 
in the terms of the calls of their respective ministers; referred 
to the Commission on the Minister and His Work. 

Evangelism 

Elder Henderson Belk reported for the Committee on 
Evangelism, and this report was adopted as follows: 

For some time your Committee on Evangelism has been consider- 
ing ways and means in which the churches of the Presbytery could 
cooperate in some meaningful evangelistic outreach. 

Last summer one of the ruling elders on our Committee spoke 
to a service in Asheville held at 8:30 Sunday morning in a shopping 
center parking lot. In spite of rain 1,500 people attended. We discussed 
whether something similar could be done in Charlotte. The suggestion 
rose that a series of united open air services be held in the warm 
weather. 

Although the churches and people of our Presbytery are already 
bearing witness to their faith in many ways, we feel that there would 
be great value in such an effort, for together we would move out into 
the open air where the people are to proclaim the Gospel. 

Permission was granted to the Evangelistic Committee at the fall 
meeting of Presbytery to explore the possibility of such a series. We 
now submit the following proposal, which has been thoroughly in- 
vestigated in conversations with leaders of our Presbytery, with other 
Presbyterian groups in the area, and with city officials. 

1. The basic proposal is that our churches in the Mecklenburg area 
should unite this coming June in four open air services of witness 
at Freedom Park on Sunday evenings. 

Those churches which have regular Sunday evening services and 
youth groups would be asked to consider joining in these joint 
services for the month of June. 

2. The design of the services would be simple, strainghtforward, and 
evangelistic. An effort would be made to capture a mood which 
would be at the same time warm and informal, yet reverent and 
dignified. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 27 

We envision that these services would include: 

a. Corporate worship. There would be singing by the congregation, 
perhaps by combined choirs, and guest musicians of the great 
and well known hymns of the church and songs of faith. 

b. Lay witness. Dedicated Christian lay people — perhaps a business- 
man, a housewife, a student athlete, would give a five to ten 
minute talk on the meaning of faith in Christ for their lives. 

c. Preaching of the Gospel. Outstanding ministers from our own 
and perhaps other denominations would be invited to bring 
messages which would emphasize the great themes of the Gospel, 
and the way and need of commitment to Christ as Savior and 
Lord. The Committee has in mind that men such as Dr. John 
Anderson and Dr. Sherrard Rice would be invited to come as 
preachers. 

d. Follow-up. Appropriate literature could be distributed, personal 
counseling would be available for those who wish to know more 
about the claims of the Christian faith. It has been suggested also 
that small group discussions or dialogues could be held following 
the services, centering both around personal Christian commit- 
ment and the great issues of our day. 

3. The purpose of the service would be two-fold. 

First, in keeping with the genius of the New Testament preaching, 
the Gospel would be proclaimed to those outside the church and 
the faith. We would hope that many causal visitors to the park 
might be attracted to come, listen and perhaps respond. We would 
also hope that Christian people would bring with them to the serv- 
ices uncommitted folk who might not so easily come to regular serv- 
ices of the church. Families could invite other families to join them 
for a picnic supper, and then to attend the service. 

Second, and in our minds equally important, we believe that our 
churches and people would gain through taking part in such a 
united witness an impetus toward a more consistent and effective 
evangelistic outreach in their own lives, neighborhoods and con- 
gregations. 

4. The organization of this series would need to begin immediately. 

We suggest that the evangelism committee be asked to organize 
a sub-committee for a limited time to be responsible for these serv- 
ices. 

These services would be financed through funds of the Evange- 
lism Committee, offerings at the services, and gifts of interested peo- 
ple. In Presbyterian groups we have met with a warm response to the 
idea. We would recommend that the other Presbyterian groups in the 
area be invited to support and interest their people in these services, 
if they so wish. 

Unofficial word has been received from officials that Freedom 
Park would likely be available if requested. 

Dr. John Anderson, Secretary of our Board of Church Extension, 
and Dr. Sherrard Rice, Secretary of the Division of Evangelism, have 
written to us strongly and enthusiastically endorsing this project, and 
have indicated that they would possibly respond if invited to par- 
ticipate. 



28 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

5. So we would now request the following action be taken: 

a. That Presbytery approve, endorse, and support this project; 

b. That the Evangelism Committee be asked to appoint a sub-com- 
mittee to organize these services; 

c. That the other Presbyterian groups, and other Christian bodies 
in this area, be warmly invited to support this evangelistic effort. 

Presbytery's Council 

The Rev. Fred Holder reported for the Council of Presby- 
tery. He requested that as part of his report the Presbytery 
hear the Rev. James Fogartie and the Rev. John Handley; this 
was granted. Mr. Fogartie, speaking for the Committee on 
Church Extension, presented the proposed budget of this com- 
mittee. Included in this report was the proposed changes in 
the office of Hospital Chaplain, relative to the hiring of a full- 
time secretary as well as an Associate Chaplain for part-time 
in conjunction with his service to some local congregation, 
such as the Banks Church. This was approved: the proposed 
Plan for the Chaplain's office and the proposed budget of the 
Church Extension Committee. These are made part of the 
Council's Report below. Mr. Handley spoke for the sub-com- 
mittee on Stewardship; this was received as information. 

Presytery's Council met in the Session Room of the First Presby- 
terian Church on Friday, the 13th, January 1967, at 2:00 P.M. The 
meeting was called to order by the Chairman, Rev. Fred C. Holder, 
and the opening prayer was led by Rev. Frank Goodman. 

Those present were: Fred C. Holder, S. Monroe Busch, James E. 
Fogartie, Frank Goodman, John Handley, Russell M. Kerr, J. B. Kuy- 
kendall, A. B. Montgomery, Randolph Norton, Douglas Paulson, How- 
ard Snow, James G. Stuart, Paul Thrower, Mrs. Edmund B. Clark, 
Jr., Rev. Frank S. Jones. E. B. Cooper, Malcolm Williamson and Ex- 
ecutive Secretary, J. Cecil Lawrence. 

The Chairman read a letter from Dr. Harold Dudley about the 
possibility of celebrating the 100th anniversary of Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery. Council referred this to Presbytery for action. 

Mr. Randolph Norton mentioned the fact that Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery should send representatives to the meeting of Catawba Presby- 
tery. He stated that Catawba Presbytery would meet at the Grier 
Heights Presbyterian Church next. The Council referred this to the 
Nominating Committee asking that they appoint someone to represent 
Mecklenburg Presbytery at the meeting of Catawba Presbytery. They 
asked the Moderator to go to the meeting if at all possible. 

Rev. Tom Cutting presented his report to the Council. Mr. Cutting 
stated that two candidates would be examined to be received under 
the care of Mecklenburg Presbytery for the Gospel Ministry. 

The Christian Education report was made by Rev. James Stuart. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 29 

Rev. Russell Kerr made the report for the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work. 

Rev. Frank Goodman made the report of the Committee on An- 
nuities and Relief. 

Rev. Paul Home made the report for the Committee on Evangel- 
ism. 

The Rev. James E. Fogartie reported for the Committee on Church 
Extension calling attention to the proposed plans for assistance for the 
Chaplain of Hospitals. This plan was approved and it was recommend- 
ed that it be presented to Presbytery. 

That a job description and full details be prepared in consultation 
with Chaplain, Chaplain's Committee and Commission on the Minister 
and His Work. 

The Council also approved the recommended budget of the 
Church Extension Committee. 

The Stated Clerk reported that he had received a letter from the 
Society of American Florists taking exception to the action of Pres- 
bytery in the adoption of the paper "The Funeral and the Burial 
of the Dead" submitted at the Fall meeting by the Committee on 
Christian Action. The Council directed that this communication be 
placed in the hands of the Christian Action Committee with the re- 
quest that it be courteously acknowledged. 

Regarding the proposed Docket of Presbytery the Council recom- 
mended that: 

(1) The Committee on Evangelism be given time on the Docket 
immediately following Communications; 

(2) That Women's Work be placed on the Docket at item number 5 
under reports of Executive and Permanent Committees; 

(3) That the representative from St. Andrews College be heard at 

12:00 o'clock noon; 

(4) That the reception of Candidates and Ministers be the third 
order after lunch. 

A motion prevailed that in the future requests for "Prime Time" 
on the docket be discouraged. 

A communication from Mr. Howard Snow addressed to members 
of the Council was directed placed in the hands of the Structure Com- 
mittee of Presbytery for consideration. 

Fred C. Holder, Chairman 
Malcolm R. Williamson, Secretary 



30 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

BUDGET — HOSPITAL CHAPLAIN 

CHAPLAIN 

Salary $ 7,200.00 

Travel and Miscellaneous Allowance 1,500.00 

House Allowance 1,800.00 



Total $10,500.00 

(Presbyterian Hospital will pay 80% and Presby- 
tery 20%) 

Presbyterian Hospital $8,400.00 

Mecklenburg Presbytery $2,100.00 

(Presbyterian Hospital provides Office space. 
Presbytery pays M. A. F. 10% and Hospitalization) 

Mecklenburg Presbytery— M.A.F $ 1,050.00 

Hospitalization 260.00 



Total $ 1,310.00 

FULL-TIME SECRETARY 

Salary $ 3,600.00 plus S. S. 

(Presbyterian Hospital and Mecklenburg 
Presbytery 50-50) 

Presbyterian Hospital $ 1,800.00 plus S. S. 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 1,800.00 plus S. S. 

ASSOCIATE CHAPLAIN 

Salary $ 6,000.00 

Travel 1,200.00 

Utilities and ETC 800.00 

M. A. F 800.00 

Hospitalization 260.00 



Total $ 9,060.00 

(Mecklenburg Presbytery and Banks Presbyterian Church to pay all 
of this). 

Mecklenburg Presbytery $ 5,060.00 

Banks Presbyterian Church 4,000.00 



Total $ 9,060.00 

CHURCH EXTENSION BUDGET 1967 

A. 

I. SUSTENTATION 

Recommended 

W. H. Belk $ 1,300.00 

Stephenson 2,350.00 

Unionville 1,400.00 

Albemarle Road 6,000.00 

Lee Park-Beulah 4,000.00 

East 10,000.00 

St. John Building Fund 3,000.00 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 31 

B. 
SUSTENTATION— INNER CITY 

South Tryon $ 2,400.00 

Amay James 2,700.00 

Seigle Avenue 6,000.00 

Smallwood 3,000.00 

II. INNER-CITY COUNCIL 

William Stewart— Travel 600.00 

Director of Services and Voluntary Enlistment 

(Whitlock— Includes S. S. and W. H. Tax) 7,500.00 

III. FIELD REPRESENTATIVE 

Rev. Angus G. Mclnnis— Salary $6,000.00, Utilities $600.00 
Manse allowance $1,800.00, Full Annuity $840.00, Hospitali- 
zation $170.97 (Minister and wife), Car (Estimated— $600.00) 

$10 010 97 
IV. PAYMENT ON LAND 

Nations Ford Road $ 3,750.00 

Indian Trail $10,690.00 

Interest on both 2,640.00 

V. OPERATING EXPENSES 

This includes materials for Church and Manse Calls, 
postage, equipment, Mecklenburg Presbyterian, moving 

ministers, etc $ 6,000.00 

VI. PROPERTY EXPENSES 

This includes insurance, taxes, repairs, etc $ 8,000.00 

VII. INTER-CHURCH ACTION 

Episcopal and Presbyterian $10,000.00 

VIII. ADDITIONAL CHURCH SITES 

Pineville $15,000.00 

IX. GUARANTEED AMOUNTS FOR 
CHURCH AND MANSE CALLS 

Bethel, Bethany, Newell, Camp Greene $12,000.00 

X. CHAPLAIN'S OFFICE 
Chaplain, Part-time Associate 

Full-time Secretary $11,000.00 

Ministerial Education 

The Rev. Tom A. Cutting, Jr. reported for the Committee 
on Ministerial Education. Presbytery adopted the report as 
follows: 

The Committee on Ministerial Education attempts to stay in re- 
lationship with Presbytery's twenty-two (22) candidates for the min- 
istry through correspondence, telephone conversations, and visits 
to several of the campuses where our candidates are located for study. 
On February 6, 1967. the committee plans a consultation with our 



32 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

candidates at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia; and in the 
Fall of 1967, the committee plans a similar consultation at Columbia 
Theological Seminary. 

Since the last meeting of Presbytery, the committee has inter- 
viewed five (5) young men who are making application to come under 
care of Presbytery, Two (2) of whom the committee will present to 
Presbytery later in the day. 

Through the direction of Mr. Hugh F. Halverstadt, Director of the 
Department of Enlistment of the Board of Christian Education, the 
committee is presently studying ways of presenting the challenge of 
the Christian ministry to young men of evident potential who are 
related to the Presbyterian Church through its congregations and 
educational institutions. 

The financial statement of the Committee on Ministerial Educa- 
tion for 1966 is attached. 

The committee makes the following recommendations: 

(1) That the application of candidate Dwight O. Christenbury, 
Jr., a senior at Union Theological Seminary, for an educational loan 
from the Board of Christian Education be endorsed by Presbytery. 

(2) That the application of candidate John M. Duncan, a junior at 
Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, for an educational loan from the 
Board of Christian Education be endorsed by Presbytery. 

It is the privilege of the Committee on Ministerial Education to 
present to the Presbytery the following men who are making applica- 
tion for reception as Candidates for the Ministry of the Word under 
the care of Mecklenburg Presbytery: 

(1) Samuel Monroe Busch, Jr., a sophomore at Central Piedmont 
Community College, Charlotte, son of the Reverend and Mrs. S. Mon- 
roe Busch, is a member of the Locust Church. 

(2) James Paxton Wray, graduate of Davidson College, Class of 
1965. presently a junior at Princeton Theological Seminary, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. James Q. Wray, Jr., is a member of the Sardis Church. 

These men have received the recommendations of their Sessions. 
The Committee on Ministerial Education has met with them, and has 
made careful examination of their credentials and character. 

The committee makes the following recommendations: 

That the applications of these men be found in order and that the 
Presbytery proceed to examine them with a view to receiving them as 
Candidates for the Ministry of the Word. 

It is also the privilege of the Committee on Ministerial Education 
to present to Presbytery Paul Leonard. Mr. Leonard has requested 
that his candidacy be transferred from Atlanta Presbytery to Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery. He is a graduate of Davidson College and the 
Divinity School of the University of Chicago. For the last three years 
he has served at the Trinity Church, Charlotte, where he is a com- 
muning member. The committee has reviewed the credentials of Mr. 
Leonard and finds them in order. The letter of dismission from At- 
lanta Presbytery has been placed in the hands of the Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 33 

The committee makes the following recommendation: 

That Paul Leonard be received as a Candidate for the Ministry of 
the Word under the care of Mecklenburg Presbytery by transfer of his 
candidacy from Atlanta Presbytery and that Mr. Leonard be invited to 
sign Presbytery's Roll of Candidates. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 
COMMITTEE ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION 

1966 

Balance January 1, 1966 $411.30 

Deposits (Income): 

Alexander Fund $156.53 

Alexander Fund 153.91 

Mecklenbury Presbytery 30.00 $340.44 

$751.44 
Expenses: 

Postage and Mailing 30.00 

Telephone 39.00 

Guidance Center Expenses: 

Expenses of Charles R. Sizemore $ 25.53 

Expenses of Charles Van Wagner 16.35 

Testing for Charles Van Wagner 20.00 

Registration for seven candidates 35.00 96.88 

Grants In Aid: 

Dwight Christenbury 100.00 

Roy P. Wilson 100.00 

Dwight Christenbury 50.00 250.00 

Union Seminary Candidate Consultation 

Dinner (P.S.C.E.) 30.00 

Transportation 45.59 

Meals enroute 9.56 85.15 501.03 



Balance December 31, 1966 $250.71 



Candidates Examined 

The Rev. Tom Cutting, Jr., presented to the Presbytery Mr. 
Samuel Monroe Busch, Jr., and Mr. James Paxton Wray, to be 
examined as Candidates for the Gospel Ministry. They were 
admitted to examination, and the examination was sustained 
as satisfactory. Presbytery proceeded to enroll them as Can- 
didates under the Care of Mecklenburg Presbytery for the 
Gospel Ministry. The Moderator proposed the constitutional 
questions after stating the nature and purpose of Candidacy. 
These were answered in the affirmative. The Rev. Francis B. 
Mayes, Jr. charged the Candidates, and the Rev. S. Monroe 
Busch, Sr. led in prayer. The Moderator declared their Can- 
didacy and enrollment. The Rev. Tom Cutting, Jr. pronounced 
the Benediction. 



34 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Presbytery accepted the transfer of Candidate Paul Leon- 
ard from the Presbytery of Atlanta, and Mr. Leonard was en- 
rolled as a Candidate under the Care of Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery. 

Christian Education 

The Rev. James Stuart reported for the Committee on 
Christian Education. He began by recognizing Mrs. Virginia 
Jones, wife of the present Moderator, and he expressed ap- 
preciation for her work in Christian Education with this Com- 
mittee. 

The Christian Education Committee of Mecklenburg Presbytery- 
met January 11, 1967 in Sardis Presbyterian Church at 1:30. The fol- 
lowing members were present: Jim Stuart, Chairman, Jack Laughlin, 
Lee Stoffel, Blair Cathey, Jeanie Oglivie, David Jenkins, Jack Ham- 
ilton, Bill Morton, Wayne Aughinbaugh, Jack Boyete, Cecil Massey, 
Jack Sadler, and Virginia H. Jones. 

The chairman, Jim Stuart, opened the meeting with prayer and 
then explained the working system of individual sub-committee work 
and read reports these chairmen had brought to the Executive Com- 
mittee meeting on September 14, 1966. 

The list of committee members with assignments to sub-commit- 
tees for the coming year were handed out and each sub-committee 
told they could co-opt any members they wished, call meetings when 
necessary. Periodic meetings of the sub-committee chairmen would 
be called for purposes of reporting various proposed activities. In this 
way the total committee of C. E. would not need to meet as often as 
in the past. 

The chairmen of sub-committees reported activities and progress 
made during 1966 and projected plans for 1967, as follows: 

ADULT LEADERSHIP— Jack Hamilton, Chm. 

The new policy of having a generalized Leadership School in 
September instead of Spring, followed by Division Workshops for 
teachers of all ages has more than tripled the enrollment of these 
educational opportunities. Following schools: 

Leadership School, Sept. 18-21 — Covenant Presbyterian Church — 7 
classes, 494 enrolled, 54 churches represented. 

Division Workshops: 

Myers Park, Feb. 20-22, teachers of Elementary Grades, enroll- 
ed 60 

Trinity, Oct. 2-4, teachers of Pre-School — Adults, enrolled 189 
Mulberry, Oct. 16-18, teachers of Pre-School — Adults, enrolled 194 
Monroe, Oct. 9-11, teachers of Pre-School — Adults, enrolled 55 
Albemarle, Nov. 6, teachers of Pre-School — Adults, enrolled 49 
Hamlet, Sept. 18 & 25, good attendance, even from churches not 
using CLC. 

2 Help-A-Ramas for youth advisers, giving helps and suggestions 
for using Youth Booklets and other Sunday evening programs for 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 35 

youth Sunday evening meetings. Covenant, March 19 and Common- 
wealth, November 19. 

Projected plans: 

Division Workshop in February and in Sept. and Oct. 
Help-A-Rama in spring 
Leadership School in September. 

HOME AND FAMILY— Jack Sadler, Chm. 

Ministers & Wives Retreat, Montreat, May 16-17, 1966, very suc- 
cessful. 

Led classes in use of "Image of the Christian Family" in VCS 
Workshop in April. 

Members of Committee assisted with programs for Family Trailer 
camping at Camp Stewart in May; taught in N. C. C. L. C. in Home & 
Family Section, Montreat, July 1-7; taught Home & Family materials 
in 4 Charlotte churches. A class in H. & F. was taught in Charlotte 
Area Leadership School with good success. 

Projected plans: 

Tri-Presbytery Orientation for Home & Family Seminar for Meck- 
lenburg, Concord, and Kings Mt. to be held in Mulberry Church, 
April 11. 

Provide leadership for H. & F. Class in Summer Opportunities 
Workshop 

Ministers-Wives Retreat in Montreat, May 8-9, 1967 

Home & Family Seminars in Montreat, Oct. 30-Nov. 1 and Nov. 
2-4. These Seminars are planned and put on by Board of C. E., Rich- 
mond, with outstanding leaders from throughout the Assembly. 

CHILDREN'S WORK: Jeanie Ogilvie, Chm. 

Summer Program Workshop, First Presbyterian Church, Jan. 16, 
offered many suggestions for activities for all ages in Church for 
summer time. 

V.C.S. Workshop, Sardis, April 25-27. 

Projected plans: 

Special classes to be offered for Division Chairmen of Pre-School 
and Elementary Grades in February Division Workshop. 

Workshop April 24-26 to study Special Studies, new materials 
which can be used for V.C.S. ; Day Camps and many occasions when 
children are available. 

MEN'S WORK— Wayne Aughinbaugh, Chm. 

Plans are being projected for Men's Spring Rally. 

YOUTH WORK— Charles Murray, Chm. 

Jack Sadler reported that the Youth Committee has met and were 
making plans for the Spring Rally. 

CAMP — Jack Laughlin, Chm. 

A report of the use of Camp Stewart was made as follows: 

42 churches in Mecklenburg sent various groups totaling 6,692 persons 
Special Presbytery and Church Activities: 



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4 churches had Day Camps totaling 326 

Young People's special meetings, totaling 60 

Presbytery Council, overnight retreat 25 

Inner City Staff overnight 35 

First Church Child-Care, overnight 40 

Groups other than Mecklenburg Chruches: 

Synod's Recreation Workshop 50 

Synod's Inter-Personal Relations Lab 30 

Tabernacle ARP (twice) 145 

Providence Methodist 25 

St. Luke's Methodist 30 

1st Baptist Church, Monroe 60 

Atlanta Y.W.C.A 60 

Charlotte Quadrille Club 1,000 

Davidson College Presbyterian Church 60 

Presbyterian Hospital Nurses (three times) 285 

Inter-City used pool & athletic areas 1,500 

Five Camps and Conferences: Sr. Hi. Workshop, 

Pioneer I & II, Junior, 10th Grade Conf 320 

Approximately no. persons using camp 1966 9,818 

Two suggestions were offered: that there may be a need for better 
publicity for the camps and other activities and that there is a need 
for Capital Funds for Building Program and for repairs of present 
facilities. 

The Camp committee asked permission to use funds to have 
Camp Books audited. 

The Camp Committee, the Chairman of the Youth Com, and Jim 
Stuart, Chm. of the C. E. Committee would set the dates and appoint 
directors for the camps and conferences at Camp Stewart this summer. 

The committee approved the proposed C. E. Com. Budget with 
the exception of two items, until further study and planning can be 
done; $3600 for hiring and administrator for Camp Stewart and $5000 
for Inner City Work. 

All Committees were reminded that the Area D.C.E. should be in- 
vited to all Committee meetings. 

There being no further business the meeting was closed with 
prayer by Lee Stoffel. 

Presbytery's Calendar 
1967 

January 24 — Mecklenburg Presbytery — Selwyn Ave. Presby- 

terian Church 

February 9-11 — Synod's Recreation Workshop — Camp New Hope 
Feb. 25-Mch.3 — Week of Missions — Affluence And Poverty 

March 5-6-7 — Division Workshop — Caldwell Memorial Presby- 

terian Church 
Mch. 28-April 1 — Camp Training — Camp New Hope 

April 9 —Youth "Hang Out"— Camp Stewart 



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37 



April 11 

April 12-13 

April 18 

April 24-25-26 
May 7-12 

May 8-9 
May 21 



— Home & Family Orientation — Mulberry Presby- 
terian Church (Presbyteries of Mecklenburg, 
Kings Mountain & Concord) 

— Mecklenburg Presbyterial — Thomasboro Presby- 
terian Church 

— Mecklenburg Presbytery — Hickory Grove Presby- 
terian Church 

— Workshop for Special Studies — for V.C.S. etc. 



— Synod's Inter-Personal Relations Lab 

Stewart 
— Ministers & Wives Retreat — Montreat 
—Youth "Hang Out"— Camp Stewart 



Camp 



June 
June 



6-7 
8-12 



— Synod of North Carolina — Montreat 

— General Assembly — First Presbyterian Church, 

Bristol, Tenn. 
— Synod's Men's Conference — Montreat 
— Senior High Workshop — Camp Stewart 
— North Carolina Synodical Training School — Mon- 
treat 
— Church School Administration Conference — Mon- 
treat 
— Pioneer I Camp — Camp Stewart 

— Women's Conference — Montreat 
— Pioneer II Camp — Camp Stewart 
— North Carolina Covenant Life Conference — Mon- 
treat 
— Junior Camp — Camp Stewart 

— Mecklenburg Presbytery — Steele Creek Presby- 
terian Church 
— Music Conference — Montreat 
— World Mission Conference — Montreat 

— Church Extension Conference — Montreat 
— Christian Action Conference — Montreat 
— 10th Grade Conference — Camp Stewart 

— Charlotte Area Leadership School 

— Synod's Inter-Personal Relations Lab — Camp 

Stewart 
— Division Workshop — Pre-School — Adults 
— Division Workshop — Pre-School — Adults 
— Mecklenburg Presbytery — Providence Presby- 
terian Church 
— Home & Family Seminar for Ministers — Montreat 

— Home & Family Seminar for Ministers — Montreat 
— Home & Family Seminar for Ministers — Montreat 

If any additions are to be made to this Calendar please notify 
Area DCE's Office. 



June 9-11 
June 10-24 
June 12-16 

June 23-25 

June 25-July 1 

July 5-12 
July 9-15 
July 14-20 

July 17-22 
July 18 

July 20-26 
July 27-Aug. 2 

August 3- 9 
August 17-20 
August 20-27 

September 17-19 

October 1- 6 

October 1- 3 
October 15-17 
October 17 

Oct. 30-Nov. 1 

November 2-4 
November 6-8 



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Christian Higher Education 

The Rev. John Handley presented the report for this 
Committee, and asked that Mr. Badger Johnson, Jr. be permit- 
ted to speak on St. Andrews in place of Mr. Stan Bell as sched- 
uled. Presbytery adopted the report and heard Mr. Johnson. 

We have been in touch with the four institutions which are our 
responsibility. Through its President, Dr. Edwin Walker, Queens Col- 
lege reports progress "on schedule" in its increasing enrollment which 
will reach its projected 900 level this year (two ahead of the original 
expectations). During this period we have completed the planned ex- 
pansion of the faculty and are very happy with the quality of the ap- 
pointments that have been made. Our retention rate for faculty mem- 
bers is very high but future prospects in this area present our greatest 
problem — that is, providing the annual income resources to maintain 
our relatively competitive position with other colleges and to im- 
prove it. 

Dr. Walker indicates high praise for the increased effectiveness of 
the office of chaplain under Dan Zeluff. The expansion of the college's 
physical plant has been completed as planned and two remodeling 
projects are underway. 

Davidson College, through its President, Dr. Grier Martin, reports 
that for this academic year of 1117 students applied (among whom 
half were in the upper 10% of their high school classes), 265 enrolled. 
The year saw more than 10,000 volumes added to the library. A new 
library building is planned. 

The turnover of faculty members has been the smallest in recent 
memory and a number of the faculty are furthering their studies on 
Sabbatical leave. 

From the Chaplain's Office the most significant development, 
aside from the change in personnel as noted above, is a two year ex- 
periment in the suspension of required attendance at College Vespers. 
This step was not lightly taken. It is our hope that other and more 
significant ways to express our Christian commitment can be de- 
veloped. A special faculty committee is at work and expects to short- 
ly make recommendations on the continuing structure and program 
for our religious life. Voluntary worship services are continuing and 
special programs of local churches are effective in helping with the 
religious life of the campus. New chaplain at the college is Rev. Scott 
Woodmansee. 

This year has seen the completion of the renovation of Spencer 
Love Auditorium. The Ford Challenge Campaign brought $2,700,192 
to the College this year, most of which went into the Plant and En- 
dowment Funds. 

The St. Andrews report will be made by Mr. Badger Johnson who 
will address the Presbytery. 

Union Seminary reports that 1966 brought to them both un- 
precedented success and deep sadness. The sadness, of course, relates 
to the untimely deaths of Herbert Worth Jackson, Jr., Chairman of the 
Board of Trustees in March, and Dr. James A. Jones, President of the 
Seminary in November. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 39 

At its annual meeting in May, the Board of Trustees of the Semi- 
nary elected Mr. Thornton H. Brooks of Greensboro, North Carolina, 
as new Chairman. On November 29, the Board appointed Dr. Balmer 
H. Kelly, Dean of the Seminary, to serve as acting President until a 
committee named by the Board can recommend a new President. 

The success largely relates to the Advance Program which, at 
Dec. 1st, stands at 7.1 million dollars — over a million dollars beyond 
the basic figure sought. Apartments for married students are schedul- 
ed to have construction begun in March 1967. Architects are at work 
on the new educational center to provide lecture halls, seminar rooms, 
and new quarters for the Seminary Audio-Visual Center. Plans are al- 
so being considered for an addition to the Library. Construction of all 
these new facilities should begin by summer or early fall, 1967. 

The 1966-67 year began with 58 new junior B.D. students and a 
total student body enrollment of 253 (42 of that number are involved 
in the new Master of Sacred Theology program). Two new professors 
and one visiting, professor began teaching at the Seminary for the 
first time this past fall. They are Dr. Neely McCarter, Professor of 
Christian Education, Dr. Pat Miller, Jr., Assistant Professor of Biblical 
Studies, and Dr. Lamar Williamson, Jr., Visiting Professor in New 
Testament Studies. 

After two years of operating under the new curriculum, it can be 
said that it is being well received by students and faculty. For the 
first time this year, the Seminary is operating with a new academic 
calendar comprising two semesters and one month January term. 

To continue to serve as strategic arm of the church preparing lead- 
ers for witness and teaching, we need your support in at least three 
ways: 

1. In the strategic program of challenging and enlisting able 
young people to enter the ministry of the church. 

2. In benevolent gifts which augment our income and enable us to 
meet budgetary needs in a day of rising educational costs. 

3. In advice and counsel on even more effective ways to prepare 
our students for the rigorous demands the ministry will make of them. 
To this end we solicit your aid, your prayers, and your concern. 

Women's Work 

Mrs. Edmund B. Clark, Jr., President of the Women of 
the Church, Presbytery of Mecklenburg, gave two reports 
which are here combined. Presbytery adopted this as the re- 
port of its Committee on Women's Work, and expressed 
through Mrs. Clark its appreciation for the very fine work of 
the Women of the Church. Following her report, Mrs. Clark's 
father, the Rev. John A. Carriker spoke briefly on the Mecklen- 
burg Home in Montreat. Reminding Presbytery that it is avail- 
able for reservation at $1.50 per day per person. (At present 
the Home can accommodate 18.) 

Since the report of September 30, 1966, all eight District confer- 



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ences were completed. These were primarily officers and members 
training conferences with 708 women attending. They represented 89 
of the 98 churches which have organized Women's Work. 

A report of the strengths, needs and weaknesses of each Local 
Women's Organization has been requested of them and a summary is 
being prepared for the Annual Report to Presbytery in January. 

November 6, 1966 an Honorary Life Membership in the Women 
of the Church was presented to the Rev. Sam Zealy in recognition 
of his service during the past four years as Chairman of Women's 
Work, Mecklenburg Presbytery. This is the second time in 25 years 
that a gentleman has been selected as the recipient by the Women's 
Council. 

Women of the Church, Mecklenburg Presbytery will meet at 
Thomasboro Presbyterian Church April 12 and 13, 1967. The theme 
will be, "God's Call to Christian Action", for this Annual Meeting 
of 1967. 

New House Rules for Mecklenburg House will be mailed to all 
Ministers, Presidents of the Local Women of the Church, DCE's and 
DRE's, in the near future. 

Mecklenburg Presbytery, with 108 churches has 101 Organized 
Women of the Church groups and a contact woman in four which do 
not have organized work as yet. This represents 14,227 Women in 
520 Circles. 

A Presbytery-Wide meeting was held at the Sardis Presbyterian 
Church, April 19, 1966. The "theme 1 ', MISSION, THE CHRISTIAN'S 
CALLING? was emphasized by presenting our Birthday Objective 
for 1966. The Birthday Anniversary of the beginning of Women's 
Work has been celebrated each May with a special offering, which 
is alternately sent to a Home or Foreign Mission special project. This 
year the offering went to "Sharing the Lord in Eastern Kentucky". 
It was a two-fold one, part of it went to serve families and communi- 
ties in Guerrant Presbytery and also for special scholarships set up at 
Lees Junior College for training Christian Social Service Workers in 
that area. Dr. William C. Brown was a pioneer worker in this field 
and was our Inspirational Speaker. The Women of Mecklenburg would 
like to acknowledge our sincere appreciation to Mrs. James Hemphill 
of Rockingham and Mrs. W. E. Meares of Charlotte who served as our 
Birthday Interpreters for the Presbyterial. This service resulted in the 
largest offering which Mecklenburg has even sent to a Home Field 
of $11,681.97. 

We have four program areas of work. 

Personal Faiih And Family Life 

We rejoiced at the participation of the women in the Circle Bible 
Study which was "The Early Church in Action". More Bible Mod- 
erators are studying with the help of their ministers. Many churches 
have libraries and are doing excellent work in making them effective 
instruments in the growth of members spiritually and educationally. 
Most churches are having weekly study groups, using the systematic 
study materials of Covenant Life Curriculum. Many groups reported 
weekly prayer periods and special prayer petitions of local needs, as 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 41 

well as effective visitation programs. There has been a vast increase in 
the number of churches having Family Vacation Church Schools, Study 
Groups and other activities as a Church Family, and an increase in 
the number of women being asked to serve on Sessional Committees. 

Christian Community Action 

Resulted from the revitalized personal faith which the women 
experienced and was carried out in many varied ways . . . particularly 
in the Inner-City Work and Community activities, such as the PTA, 
Scouts, Community clean-up programs, aid to the elderly and new 
effective programs for the elderly, day care for children, keeping the 
church in contact with college students and servicemen, Alexander 
Children's Center, Hospital work, clothing closets, and the Joy Gift, 
which was frequently a church- wide project. 

Ecumenical Missions And Relations 

The Witness Season and the Missionary Conferences in February 
were highlights of this work. Missions received wide interest with 
the women . . . thousands of yards of cloth and sewing aids were sent 
as parcels to Vietnam families to make much needed clothing for their 
families. Likewise thousands of pounds of good used clothing were 
sent through Church World Service and to Migrant Workers here at 
home. Our White Cross Quota was oversubscribed. The Women of 
Mecklenburg purchased and shipped to Korean Hospitals $1,969.34 of 
hospital supplies in addition to great quantities of rolled bandages, 
blanket covers, hand-made infant dresses, gowns, etc., which were 
made and mailed by individual churches. 

Leadership And Resources 

This committee is charged with training opportunities and leader- 
ship growth. The Area Conference in Danville, Va., was attended by 
three Presbyterial Program Chairmen and the President in May. 
During June a number of delegates were sent to the Inter-denomina- 
tional Christian Conference in Winston-Salem. The Synodical Training 
School (which is the best place for your women to receive training as 
local church leaders) was held at Montreat in June. 76 women, rep- 
resenting 31 churches of our Presbytery attended. The Montreat 
Women's Conference (which is an inspirational conference) in July 
was attended by 24 women representing 12 churches. 

During September and October eight District Conferences of the 
Women of Mecklenburg was attended by 740 women. Of our present 
98 Organized groups of women, 89 were represented and received an 
abbreviated Officer Training Course. The offering taken at District 
Conferences is used to supply 5 Presbyterial Scholarships. These may 
be used at Queens, Davidson or St. Andrews. 



This has been also a year of readjustment. We have found two 
rather large problems, the first being this: Presbyterial's fiscal year 
begins in April, the Local Women's Organization is begun in October 
and you, dear brethren, stay with the calendar year of January to 
January. Quite obviously this presents a multitude of annoying prob- 
lems, not the least of which is Budgeting and Reporting. How would 
you like to make a budget to fit these schedules? 



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Our second difficulty which increased as time has passed came 
about as we were prepared to accept the Division of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery. This is not news, I am sure, but we find ourselves with 
the dilemma of trying to serve about 50 churches which are rather 
large and 50 which are quite small, as a result nearly every Program 
Chairman on the Presbytery level must plan two totally different 
programs. This is making it very difficult to secure leadership when 
one must effectively do an already large task which now becomes 
two tasks. For instance . . . suppose that ideally a vacation is to 
renew us physically and mentally and hopefully, spiritually for the 
work ahead. Some of you are avid campers, or fishermen, others like 
to take a swing at that little golf ball to remove your business or con- 
gregational frustrations. Now some of you will no doubt be jetting to 
Europe or elsewhere. All of these things are good, depending upon 
your particular need. Here arises the trouble; the only vacation being 
offered us is an all inclusive bus trip to the sights of well wherever. 
True enough this is just right for some, and most all of us could at 
least tolerate it but it really doesn't provide the real rest and relaxa- 
tion that each and most of us needs. 

We would truly welcome your prayers and suggestions in these 
matters that we might better serve the Women of Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery. 

In summarizing this report, we feel a deep sense of gratitude to 
God, who has strengthened us with a significant growth of spirit and 
an awareness of the needs of those about us, particularly through our 
"Go . . . That We May Know" program, which has helped us to renew 
the interest of many of those previously inactive women in the Lord's 
work, and we would like to ask that your local Evangelism commit- 
tee consider the approach of this little booklet to the work of evange- 
lism. 

Commission on the Minister and His Work 

The Rev. Russell Kerr gave the report on the Minister 
and His Work. This was received in two parts: Part I, the re- 
port as a Commission was admitted to record, and Part II, the 
report as a Committee was adopted as amended. 

PART I 

The following minutes of the Commission are submitted to the 
Presbytery for admission to the record: 

1. The Commission on the Minister and His Work of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery met at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, November 10, 
1966, with the Chairman Russell M. Kerr, presiding. The meeting was 
opened with prayer by Teaching Elder W. Chester Keller. Other Com- 
mission members present were: Teaching Elders Francis O. Alston, 
Warner L. Hall, S. H. Zealy, Graham McChesney, T. W. MacLean; 
Ruling Elders: R. A. Willis, Horace McCall, Teaching Elder J. Cecil 
Lawrence was present in an advisory capacity. 

The Reverend S. H. Zealy requested the Commission to dissolve 
the pastoral relation existing between him and the Thomasboro 
Church in order that he might accept the call of the Farmville Presby- 
terian Church, in the Presbytery of Appomattox, Virginia, effective 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 43 

November 15, 1966. Elders McClure and J. P. Miller, who were present 
representing the Thomasboro Church, reported that the church had, 
in a duly called meeting of the congregation, indicated its concurrence 
with Mr. Zealy in his request. The request was granted. The Rever- 
end Robert James was appointed temporary moderator of the Session. 
The Reverend Dr. R. Wilbur Cousar was approved as interim supply 
for a period of three months. 

The Reverend W. Chester Keller requested the Commission to 
dissolve the pastoral relation existing between him and the Selwyn 
Avenue Church in order that he might accept the call of the Atlantic 
Beach Presbyterian Church, Suwannee Presbytery, Florida, effective 
November 30, 1966. Elders Thomas Ruff and Ike Jones of the Selwyn 
Avenue Church reported for the congregation's concurrence. The 
request was granted. 

Letters of transfer for brothers Zealy and Keller were ordered 
issued to the respective presbyteries. The meeting was closed with 
prayer by Mr. McChesney. 

Thomas W. MacLean, Secretary 

2. The Commission on the Minister and His Work of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery met at the Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, December 
8, 1966, with the Chairman, Russell M. Kerr, presiding. The meeting 
was opened with prayer by Ruling Elder Horace McCall. Other Com- 
mission members present were: Ruling Elder R. A. Willis; Teaching 
Elders Graham C. McChesney, Francis O. Alston, Warner L. Hall, 
T. W. MacLean, and J. Cecil Lawrence (in an advisory capacity). 

The Reverend Roscoe Fisher met with the Commission and re- 
quested that the pastoral relation between him and the Badin Pres- 
byterian Church be dissolved, effective December 1, 1966. Ruling 
Elders A. C. Gardner and H. E. Keller, of the Badin Church reported 
that, at a congregational meeting on November 27, 1966, the congrega- 
tion concurred unanimously with the Reverend Mr. Fisher in his re- 
quest. This request was granted. 

The Commission received Ruling Elder John Crook and the Rev- 
erend Robert Burch of the Benton Heights Church and heard Mr. 
Burch's request that the Presbytery dissolve the pastoral relation ex- 
isting between him and the Benton Heights Church and that he be 
given a letter of transfer to Suwannee Presbytery, effective December 
26, 1966. Elder Crook reported that the Benton Heights congregation, 
in a meeting on November 13, concurred with Mr. Burch in his re- 
quest. The request was granted. The Commission appointed the Rev- 
erend Fred Harmon to act as temporary moderator of the Benton 
Heights Session, with the Reverend Frank Jones as alternate. 

Being informed that the Synod of North Carolina's Campus Chris- 
tian Life Committee had accepted the resignation of the Reverend 
Thomas Miller, the Commission granted Mr. Miller a letter of transfer 
to Kanawha Presbytery in order that he might accept a Campus Chris- 
tian Life position at the University of West Virginia, in Morgantown, 
effective December 31, 1966. 

The Commission received representatives of the Park Avenue 
Church: J. W. Terry (elder and chairman of the Pulpit Committee), 
Ernest Spivey, T. A. Guiton, Jr., and the Reverend T. A. Guiton. The 
Commission heard Mr. Guiton's request that the Presbytery dissolve 



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the pastoral relation existing between him and the Park Avenue 
Church and to grant him a letter of transfer to Orange Presbytery. 
Elder Terry reported that the congregation of the Park Avenue 
Church had, in a recent meeting, concurred with Mr. Guiton in his 
request. The request was granted, effective December 31, 1966. The 
Reverend David B. Jenkins was appointed temporary moderator of 
the Session of the Park Avenue Church. 

T. W. MacLean was appointed temporary moderator of the Selwyn 
Avenue Church. The meeting was closed with prayer. 

Thomas W. MacLean, Secretary 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery met at the Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, January 12, 
1967. The meeting was opened with prayer by Warner L. Hall. The 
following members of the Commission were present: Teaching Elders 
Warner L. Hall, Graham McChesney, T. W. MacLean, Francis O. 
Alston, Russell M. Kerr, Chairman; Ruling Elders Horace McCall, 
R. A. Willis. Teaching Elder J. Cecil Lawrence was present in an ad- 
visory capacity. Ruling Elder Mark F. Tinkham, of the Mallard Creek 
Church, met with the Commission. 

A communication from the Reverend David C. Hambrick, Jr., 
called to active duty with the army as a chaplain as of January 9, 
was read. Mr. Hambrick requested that the pastoral relationship ex- 
isting between him and the Mallard Creek Church be dissolved, ef- 
fective January 1, 1967. Elder Tinkham reported that, in a congrega- 
tional meeting January 1, 1967, the congregation had concurred with 
him in this request. The Commission voted to grant the request. Dr. 
McChesney was appointed temporary moderator of the Session. Mr. 
Hambrick further requested that he be relieved from Presbyterial 
duties and excused from meetings of Presbytery during the time he is 
in school in New York and Kentucky, as well as during overseas duty. 
This request was granted. The meeting was closed with prayer by Dr. 
McChesney. 

Thomas W. MacLean, Secretary 

PART II 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work, serving as a com- 
mittee, submits the following report: 

A. The following calls for ministers who have been approved for 
a call to the respective churches have been reviewed and found in 
order: 

1. The call of the Central Steele Creek Church for the services of 
Reverend Zane Moore, of the Concord Presbytery. The terms of the 
call are: ... 6,250 salary, manse, all utilities paid, annual auto allowance 
of $1,200, $75 annual book fund, annual vacation of one month for 
rest and recreation, participation in the Ministers' Annuity Fund in 
the amount of 10% of the salary basis, participation in group insur- 
ance plan of the Presbyterian Church, U. S., moving expense. 

2. The call of the St. Paul Church for the services of the Reverend 
James P. Barksdale of the Concord Presbytery. The terms of the call 
are: $6,000 salary, 10% of salary basis for Ministers' Annuity Fund, 
hospitalization for minister and family, $800 travel allowance annual- 



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ly, $200 library allowance annually, manse, and all utilities (personal 
long distance telephone calls excepted), one month's vacation with 
remuneration, and moving expenses. 

3. The call of the East Church for the services of Reverend Dwight 
Lee Barker, of the Pee Dee Presbytery. The terms of the call are: 
$6,000 salary, $1,200 per year car allowance, manse, utilities, group 
insurance, 10% Ministers' Annuity Fund, one month vacation each 
year, moving expense from Dillon, S. C, to Charlotte. The Church 
Extension Committee concurs in this call. 

4. The call of the Session of the Westminster Church for the serv- 
ices of Dr. Robert S. Woodson as Assistant Minister for one year. The 
terms of the call are: $4,100 salary, manse expense of $1,900 (including 
utilities), car allowance of $1,200, Church's portion of Ministers' An- 
nuity Fund. 

B. The following churches request permission to change the terms 
of the call for their pastors: 

1. Commonwealth. The congregation accept the full 10% of the Min- 
isters' Annuity Fund, and an increase of salary of $240 annually. 

2. Mulberry. To increase the salary from $6,800 to $7,200 annually. 

3. Hickory Grove. To increase the salary $350 annually. 
4. Philadelphia. To increase the salary $700 annually. 

5. Avondale. To increase salary from $8,100 to $9,000 annually. 

6. Providence. To increase the salary $300 annually. 

7. Huntersville. To increase salary from $6,300 to $6,800 annually; to 
pay 10% of Ministers' Annuity Fund; instead of manse allowance 
to pay all utilities. 

8. Pageland. To increase the salary $400 annually. 

9. Newell. To increase the salary from $5,700 to $6,100 annually. 

10. Hopewell. To increase car allowance from $600 to $1,000 annually. 

11. First Church, Rockingham. To increase salary from $6,100 to 
$6,400 annually, increase book allowance from $50 to $150, to as- 
sume full 10% for Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

12. First Church, Monroe. To increase salary from $6,600 to $7,500, and 
to raise the car allowance from $600 to $700. 

13. Clanton Memorial. To increase salary by $200. 

14. McLean. To change terms from $2,020 to $2,100. 

15. Robinson. To increase the salary from $5,000 to $5,700. 

16. Pleasant Hill. To increase the salary by $300. 

17. Marks Creek. An increase of $216 per year for utilities. 

18. Candor. To add $500 per year for untilities. 

19. Albemarle Road. To assume full Ministers' Annuity Fund pay- 
ment, and $405.90 as discretionary allowance. 

20. Bethlehem, To increase the salary by $200. 

21. Sugaw Creek. To increase the salary by $400. 



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22. First Church, Albemarle. To increase car allowance by $400. To 
accept the full 10% of the salary basis for Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

23. Cook's Memorial. To increase salary from $6,500 to $6,750. To ac- 
cept the full 10% of the salary basis for Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

24. Turner-Siler. To increase car allowance from $500 to $975. 

25. Norwood. To accept the full 10% of the salary basis for Ministers' 
Annuity Fund. All manse utilities. 

26. W. H. Belk. To increase salary by $200. To accept the full 10% of 
the salary basis for Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

27. Johnston Memorial. To accept the full 10% of the salary basis for 
Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

28. First Church, Wadesboro. To increase salary by $360, car allow- 
ance by $60. 

C. The Commission has organized itself to properly administer 
the discretionary fund set up by the Presbytery at its last meeting. 

Recommendations 

1. That the calls of the Central Steele Creek Church for the min- 
isterial services of the Reverend Zane Moore be found in order and 
presented to him upon his reception into the Presbytery. 

2. That the call of the St. Paul Church for the ministerial services 
of the Reverend James P. Barksdale be approved and presented to him 
upon his reception into the Presbytery. 

3. That the call of the East Church for the ministerial services of 
the Reverend Dwight Lee Barker be approved and presented to him 
upon his reception into the Presbytery. 

4. That the call of the Westminster Session for the ministerial 
services of Reverend Robert S. Woodson as Assistant Minister be ap- 
proved and presented to him. 

5. That the letters of transfer from their respective presbyteries 
be found in order and that the following ministers be admitted to 
examination for admission into the Presbytery of Mecklenburg. 

Reverend Robert S. Owens, Jr., Presbytery of Western Kentucky, 

UPUSA 

Reverend Zane Marshall Moore, Presbytery of Concord 

Reverend James P. Barksdale, Presbytery of Concord 

Reverend Dwight Lee Barker, Presbytery of Pee Dee 

6. That the changes in the terms of the call by churches listed 
above be granted. 

7. That evangelistic powers and permission to labor outside the 
bounds of Presbytery as chaplains be granted to David C. Hambrick, 
Jr., Leland A. Richardson, and David Boyce, and that Roscoe B. Fisher 
be granted permission to labor outside the bounds of Presbytery as a 
student. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 47 

Other Commissions 

On recommendation by the Stated Clerk the following 
Minutes of Commissions were admitted to record. 

The Rev. Robert Turner presented the Minutes of the 
Hamlet First Church Commission(s). On motion these are filed 
with the Stated Clark, and so noted here in the Minutes of 
Presbytery. 

Installation of the Reverend Robert Jackson James 

The Commission appointed by the Presbytery of Mecklenburg to 
install the Reverend Robert Jackson James as pastor of the Paw Creek 
Presbyterian Church, Paw Creek, North Carolina, convened on Sun- 
day, October 23, 1966, at 7:00 P.M. in the study of the church. The 
following members of the Commission were present: the Reverend J. 
Cecil Lawrence, Chairman; Rev. James G. Stuart, Rev. Marcus B. 
Prince, Jr., Rev. Samuel H. Zealy; together with Ruling Elders 
Forney Michael (Paw Creek), Garmon McCall (Cook's), and Frank 
Marshall (Mulberry). The Reverend Mr. James was asked to sit with 
the Commission. 

Chairman Lawrence called the Commission to order and prayer 
was made by Ruling Elder Marshall. 

Mr. Zealy was elected clerk. Details of the Worship Service 
were discussed. 

The Commission assembled with the congregation in the sanctu- 
ary at 7:30 P.M. with Chairman Lawrence presiding. The several 
parts of the hour of worship were conducted by the following: 

Chairman Lawrence presiding and propounding the Constitutional 
Questions. 

Mr. Prince read the Scripture from Luke 4:16-21 and lead in 
prayer. 

Mr. Stuart preached on the subject of "The Ministry of the 
Church." 

Mr. Zealy charged the pastor and Ruling Elder McCall charged 
the congregation. 

Beautiful and meaningful music was rendered by the choir. 

The hour of worship was concluded by the newly-elected pastor, 

Mr. James, pronouncing the Benediction. 

Reconvening immediately thereafter, the Commission approved 
the minutes of its meeting and was adjourned with prayer by Mr. 
Zealy. 

Samuel H. Zealey, Clerk 

Installation Of Rev. William H. Jarrelt 

The commission, according to the appointment of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery, met in the Pastor's study at the Biscoe Church at 7:00 
P.M. The meeting was convened with prayer by Ruling Elder C. R. 
Lawrence. Members of the commission present were: The Reverend 
Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence, The Reverend Mr. Francis O. Alston and The 



48 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Reverend Mr. Vaughn Earl Hartsell, and Ruling Elders: C. R. Law- 
rence, Daniel J. McCaskill and Charlie Miller. A Quorum was present. 
The Reverend Mr. Vaughn Earl Hartsell was elected Clerk. 

The Reverend Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence presided in the Worship 
Service. The Reverend Mr. Francis O. Alston preached the Sermon. 
Text I John 4, Sermon: WHERE IS GOD? 

The Reverend Dr. Lawrence recited the proceedings of Presby- 
tery and propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister 
and the Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative, The 
Reverend Mr. William H. Jarrett was installed as Pastor of the Biscoe 
Presbyterian Church according to Paragraph 27-6-7 Book of Church 
Order. The Reverend Mr. Vaughn Earl Hartsell delivered the charge 
to the Minister and Ruling Elder Charlie Miller delivered the charge 
to the Congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by 
the newly installed Minister, and a reception honoring the newly in- 
stalled Pastor was held in the Fellowship Hall of the Biscoe Presby- 
terian Church. 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission ad- 
journed with prayer by Ruling Elder Daniel J. McCaskill. 

Vaughn Earl Hartsell, Clerk 

Installation Of The Rev. A. Leslie Thompson 

The Commission named by Mecklenburg Presbytery for the in- 
stallation of the Rev. A. Leslie Thompson in the Pineville Presby- 
terian Church met in the Quail Hollow Junior High School on Novem- 
ber 6, 1966 at 10:40 a.m. The following named members of the Com- 
mission were present: Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence, Dr. Harry H. Bryan, Dr. 
Robert S. Woodson, Mr. David Wilson, Mr. G. D. Aitken and the 
Elders of the Pineville Church, consisting of Dr. Ralph C. Reid, L. S. 
Miller, J. R. Miller, J. H. Garrison, William Thrower, Sr., R. G. 
Eubanks and R. A. Rogers. Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence, Chairman, called 
the meeting to order and it was constituted with prayer by Elder 
David Wilson. Dr. Robert S. Woodson was unanimously elected sec- 
retary. 

The installation took place in the Quail Hollow Junior High 
School at 11 a.m. and was presided over by the Chairman. The fol- 
lowing named elders participated in the service: Dr. Ralph C. Reid, 
R. G. Eubanks, R. A. Rogers, William Thrower, Sr. and G. D. Aitken. 

The sermon was preached by Dr. Harry H. Bryan, whose topic 
was "The Full Mission of the Church," using as his text Ephesians 
1:22-23. Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions to the pastor and the congregation. Elder David Wilson charged 
the pastor and Dr. Robert S. Woodson charged the congregation. The 
benediction was pronounced by the Rev. A. Leslie Thompson. 

The Commission reconvened at the close of the service. The min- 
utes of the meeting were approved, following which Elder G. D. 
Aitken closed the meeting with prayer. 

Robert S. Woodson, Secretary 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 49 

Installation Of Rev. A. Rudolph Hendricks 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery, met at the South Tryon Presbyterian Church November 
13, 1966 at 4:30 P.M., with Ministers: Mckinley, Cochrane, William 
Stewart, Russell M. Kerr, and Ruling Elders: Neill Whitlock, Ray L. 
Gardner, and Melvin Murriel present, and was opened with prayer 
by Rev. Mckinley Cochrane. Quorum present. Rev. Mckinley Cochrane 
was elected Moderator, and Elder James McGill Clerk. Rev. Mc- 
kinley Cochrane presided and led the Congregation in a worship serv- 
ice. Rev. Russell M. Kerr preached from John 20:19-29 after which 
Rev. William Stewart recited the proceedings of Presbytery leading 
up to this service, and propounded the Constitutional Questions to 
the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in the Af- 
firmative, Rev. A. Rudolph Hendricks was installed as pastor of the 
South Tryon Presbyterian Church agreeably to the Word of God and 
the Book of Church Order. The charge to the Pastor was delivered 
by Rev. William Stewart and to the Congregation by Elder Neill 
Whitlock. The service was concluded with the benediction pronounced 
by the newly-installed pastor, and the leaders of the Congregation 
came forward and gave him their right hand in token of cordial re- 
ception and affectionate regard. The minutes were read and approved, 
and the Commission closed with prayer by Rev. William Stewart. 

James McGill, Clerk 

Installation Of The Rev. David C. Kennedy 

The Commission appointed by the Presbytery of Mecklenburg to 
install the Rev. David C. Kennedy, as pastor of the Matthews Presby- 
terian Church, Matthews, N. C. convened on Sunday, November 20, 
1966, at 7:00 P.M. in the pastor's study of the church. The following 
members of the Commission were present: The Rev. Russell M. Kerr, 
Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence, The Rev. Paul H. Felker, and Ruling Elders 
James W. Russell, Frank L. Marshall, and Norton Stribbling. The Rev. 
Renwick Kennedy, of Appomattox Presbytery, brother of the pastor, 
was invited to sit with the Commission. 

The Commission was called to order by the chairman, The Rev. 
Russell M. Kerr and he led in prayer. The Rev. Paul H. Felker was 
elected clerk. Details of the Worship Service ware discussed. 

The Commission assembled with the congregation in the Sanctu- 
ary at 7:30 P.M., with the Rev. Russell Kerr presiding. A very mean- 
ingful Worship Service was conducted with Elder James Russell lead- 
ing in the evening prayer, Elder Norton Stribbling reading the scrip- 
ture, and Dr. Lawrence preaching a sermon entitled "The Church In 
God." 

The Rev. Russell Kerr propounded the constitutional questions 
to the minister and the congregation. These questions having been 
answered in the affirmative, he then read the formal declaration of 
installation. The charge to the minister was delivered by The Rev. 
Paul H. Felker and the charge to the congregation was delivered by 
Elder Frank Marshall. After prayer and the singing of a hymn the 
benediction was pronounced by the newly installed pastor, Mr. David 
C. Kennedy. 

The Commission then retired to the pastor's study where the min- 
utes were read and approved. The meeting of the Commission was 
closed with prayer by the Rev. Renwick Kennedy. 

Paul H. Felker, Clerk 



50 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Witness and Mission 

The Rev. Eugene Daniel reported briefly on World Mis- 
sions and reminded the Presbytery of world mission films, etc. 
now available. He reminded the Presbytery that the Rev. J. 
Cecil Lawrence is the Missioner on Church Extension, and the 
Rev. Leighton Ford is the Missioner on Evangelism. 

Committee of the Whole 

For the purpose of examining the Sessional record books, 
the Presbytery resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole 
to examine the books during and following the lunch recess. 
The Rev. Frank Brown led the Presbytery in prayer and asked 
God's blessing on the meal. Following lunch the books were 
examined, and Presbytery arose from the Committee of the 
Whole and returned to the business of the Court. The Rev. 
John A. McAlpine, III, led in prayer for the afternoon's work. 

Moderator-nominee 

The Rev. T. Duke Williams was unanimously appointed 
Moderator-in-nomination for the April Meeting of Presbytery. 

Nominations 

The Rev. John McAlpine, III, reported for the Committee 
on Nominations. This included printed ballots for the election 
of Commissioners to the General Assembly, meeting in Bristol, 
Va., Tenn., in June 1967. 

Commission On The Minister And His Work: The Rev. Paul 
Felker, to fill the vacancy of the Rev. W. Chester Keller, Class 
of 1967. 

Christian Higher Education: The Rev. Horace H. Hilton, Jr., to fill 
the vacancy of the Rev. E. Thomas Miller, Class of 1967. 

Christian Action: The Rev. John R. King, to fill the vacancy of 
the Rev. David Hambrick, Class of 1967, who is entering the chap- 
laincy in the U.S. Army and has requested to be relieved of Presby- 
tery assignments. 

The Nominating Committee would like to place in nomination the 
following slate of nominees; 16 ministers and 16 ruling elders; the 
top 8 to be principals, and the 9th to be the first alternate, etc. 

Ministers: Tom A. Cutting, Jr., James E. Fogartie, Leighton S. 
Ford, Frank L. Goodman, John M. Handley, Richard E. Hlidebrandt, 
Horace H. Hilton, Jr., Q. N. Huneycutt, John R. King, Charles L. Mc- 
Donald, D. A. McRight, A. J. Morrison, H Louis Patrick, William A. 
Stewart, Jr., Leonard W. Topping, Francis M. Womack, Jr. 

Ruling Elders: R. Sidney Abernethy, Jr. (First Charlotte), Mrs. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 51 

Brice Cochran (Mallard Creek), Harold J. Dillehay (Myers Park), 
Thomas H. Donaldson (Amity), P. M. Dulin (Badin), Hugh Harper 
(Bethlehem), Dr. James E. Hemphill (Rockingham First), Dr. Harvey 
W. Johnston (Westminster), G. B. Lamm (Ellerbe First), W. Reece 
Little (Caldwell Memorial), J. Cecil Massey (Mulberry), Henry 
Massey (Waxhaw), W. H. Riddle (Sharon), Roy W. Robinson (Cove- 
nant), W. E. Stegall, Jr. (Morven), John K. Thompson (Pleasant Hill). 

We should like to also move that the Commission to the General 
Assembly of 1966 be designated as the Tally Committee. 

On Motion the Committee's nominations were received as 
nominations for the Commissioners to the General Assembly. 
Presbytery balloted first on Ministers and then on Ruling El- 
ders. Of the 16 names placed in nomination for Ministers and 
the 16 names for Elders, the Presbytery designated their elec- 
tion in order of balloting, but the principals will be listed 
alphabetically. Principal Ministers elected are: Tom A. Cutting, 
Jr., James E. Fogartie (designated convenor), Leighton Ford, 
John M. Handley, Richard E. Hildebrandt, William A. Stew- 
art, Leonard Topping, and Francis M. Womack, Jr. Alternates 
in order are: Horace H. Hilton, Jr., A. J. Morrison, John R. 
King, Q. N. Huneycutt, Frank L. Goodman, D. A. McRight, H. 
Louis Patrick. 

Elder principals are: R. Sidney Abernethy, Jr., First, Char- 
lotte; Mrs. Brice Cochran, Mallard Creek; P. M. Dulin, Badin; 
Dr. James E. Hemphill, First, Rockingham; Dr. Harvey W. 
Johnston, Westminster; G. B. Lamm, First, Ellerbe; J. Cecil 
Massey, Mulberry; and W. E. Stegall, Jr., Morven. Alternates 
in order are: Roy W. Robinson, Covenant; Henry Massey, Wax- 
haw; John K. Thompson, Pleasant Hill; Harold J. Dillehay, 
Myers Park; Thomas H. Donaldson, Amity; W. H. Riddle, 
Sharon; W. Reece Little, Caldwell Memorial; Hugh Harper, 
Bethlehem. 

Annuities and Relief 

The Rev. Frank Goodman reported for this Committee 
and called attention to the formula for distribution of Relief 
funds. 

The formula for Ministerial Relief Funds Distributions has been 
increased effective January 1, 1967, from $2,000.00 for individuals and 
$3,000.00 for couples, to $2,400.00 for individuals and $3,600.00 for 
couples per year, with all incomes taken into consideration. 

This simply means that a couple that is retired must report all 
sources of income from which money is received during the year, and 
then if funds are available in the Ministerial Relief Funds, an amount 
will be added to bring the total income up to the $3,600.00. If the 
couples income is $3,600.00 or more, then there are no additional funds 
available to that couple from the Ministerial Relief Funds. 



52 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Examinations 

The Rev. Marcus B. Prince, Jr., presented to the Presby- 
tery several ministers and reported on their prior examinations 
by this committee. On motion their respective certificates of 
transfer were received, and the following men were admitted 
to examination. Robert S. Owens, Jr., Presbytery of Western 
Kentucky, UPUSA; Zane Marshall Moore, Presbytery of Con- 
cord; James P. Barksdale, Presbytery of Concord; Dwight Lee 
Barker, Presbytery of Pee Dee; and J. W. Stork, H. R. Presby- 
tery of East Alabama. Coming from another Denomination, 
Mr. Owens reaffirmed our Ordination Vows. The Moderator 
examined on Christian experience; the Rev. Robert Turner in 
Theology; and the Rev. John H. McVay in Sacraments and 
Church Government. These examinations in parts and as a 
whole were sustained as satisfactory for each man. 

Their respective Calls were placed in their hands, and each 
man signified his acceptance of his call. Presbytery then ap- 
pointed the following Installation Commissions. 

Commission To Install Robert S. Owens, Jr., 
Plaze Presbyterian Church, January 29, 1967; 7:30 P.M. 

J. Cecil Lawrence To preside and propound the Constitutional 
questions. 

James E. Fogartie to preach the sermon. 

A. Leslie Thompson to deliver charge to the Minister. 

S. H. McCall, Jr. to charge the congregation. 

Albert Leopold to read the Scripture. 

Horace Hilton, Jr., alternate. 

The Commission is to cenvene at 7:00 P.M. in the Pastor's Study. 

Commission To Install Zane M. Moore, Central Steele Creek 
Presbyterian Church, February 5, 1967, at 7:00 P.M. 

J. Cecil Lawrence to preside and propound the Constitutional 
questions. 

Joe E. Stowe to preach the sermon. 

R. A. Young to deliver the charge to the Minister. 

Randolph Norton to deliver the charge to the congregation. 

Charles McDonald to lead in prayer. 

John C. Rosser, John W. Price. 

The Commission is to convene at 6:30 in the Pastor's Study. 

Commission To Install Dwight Lee Barker, East Presbyterian 
Church, February 11, 1967, 7:30 P.M. 

J. Cecil Lawrence to preside. 

Angus G. Mclnnis to preach the sermon. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 53 

David E. Wilkinson to deliver charge to the Minister. 

Douglas Aitken to deliver charge to the congregation. 

J. E. Wayland, Jr. to propound the Constitutional questions. 

R. W. Blackwelder, Jr. to read the Scripture. 

The Commission is to cenvene at 7:00 P.M. in the Pastor's Study. 

Commission To Install James P. Barksdale, St. Paul 
Presbyterian Church, February 19, 1967, 7:30 P.M. 

J. Cecil Lawrence to preside and propound the Constitutional 
questions. 

Malcome B. Seawell to preach the sermon. 

William A. Stewart, Jr. to deliver the charge to the Minister. 

Al Leopold to charge the congregation. 

William T. Crowder, John Rosser, David E. Wilkinson. 

The Commission is to convene at 7:00 P.M. in the Pastor's Study. 

Treasurer's Report 

The Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence presented reports of several 
funds of which he is treasurer and stated their aduits would be 
completed soon. 

MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 
January 3, 1966- January 4, 1967 

Balance on hand January 3, 1966 $ 2,808.76 

Receipts '. 

Mr. and R. Marrett Wheller $ 3,000.00 

J. Mason Wallace 286.00 

R. A. Willis, Jr 600.00 

James R. Nisbet 150.00 

H. S. Glenn (loan on 3,468 Charlotte Motor 

Speedway stock) 5,000.00 

Mrs. Belle Johnston (for David Fisher) 100.00 

Henderson Belk 1,200.00 

Designated for ministers 

First Church— Charlotte $ 400.00 

Selwyn Avenue 150.00 

Newell 350.00 

Covenant 500.00 

Others 775.00 

■ 
$2,175.00 2,175.00 

N. C. Revenue Refund (Sales Tax 1965) 1,405.47 

Special contribution (to be used as directed 

by donor 5,500.00 

Designated for Church and Manse 

Building Fund 731.70 

Pepsi Cola Bottling Company 1,000.00 

Designated for Scholarships 275.00 

Indian Trail Presbyterian Church 

(Expenses for visiting minister) 25.00 



54 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

First Presbyterian Church — Charlotte 

(for luncheon) 14.00 

Belk Foundation 

(for special causes) 5,000.00 

Wilmington Presbytery 

(Stewardship film) 12.00 

J. M. Teal (on piano for 

Providence) 500.00 

Women — Myers Park Presbyterian 

Church (on equipment for 

Mecklenburg House) 100.00 

On loans 75.00 

Covenant Presbyterian Church 

(On R.C.A. ministers' exchange) 200.00 

Refund for delegates for 

Synodical Training School 40.00 

Refund — Mecklenburg House (on 

purchase of furnishings) 418.85 

Sale of History Mecklenburg Presbytery 5.50 

Refund Synod Men's Conference 531.15 

First Presbyterian Church — Lenoir, N. C. 

(refund of expenses for visiting minister) 107.77 

Badin Presbyterian Church 

(on salary of minister) 476.14 

Special contributions (designated) 1,110.00 



Total Receipts $30,038.58 $30,038.58 



Grand Total Receipts $32,847.34 

i/isbursements 

Special gifts to churches 

and individuals 5,112.16 

Expenses (for R.C.A. Ministers' Exchange) 320.00 

Designated for ministers by 

Commission of Presbytery 

and individuals 3,876.20 

Designated by Belk Foundation 

(equipment, secretarial help, 

and for Synod Men's Council) 4,951.13 

Commissions, committees, travel 

hotel, luncheons 1,302.17 

For Presbytery's Office — equip- 
ment, materials, vacation and 

Christmas gifts to Staff 2,347.20 

Designated by donor of stock 

(for pianos and furnishings and 

Inner City) 5,329.25 

On Schlorship For David Fisher 

(designated) 477.92 

Church and Manse Building Fund 435.00 

Specials 

Presbytery's Business Fund 
N. C. Sales Tax refund 
for 1965 61.72 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 55 

Biggers Furniture Co. — bed 
and equipment for Meck- 
lenburg House 522.92 

Church Extension Committee 
refund N. C. Sales Tax 1,049.77 

Synodical Training School 60.00 

Total $1,694.41 1,694.41 

Total Disbursements $25,845.44 $25,845.44 

Balance on hand January 4, 1967 $ 7,001.90 

MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY'S CHURCH EXTENSION 
COMMITTEE STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

January 4, 1966- January 4» 1967 

Balance brought forward January 4, 1966 $ 532.77 

Receints * 

♦Regular Benevolencees for 1965 $ 21,632.75 

Regular Benevolences for 1966 110,667.83 

Spuecial Contributions 1,927.00 

Board of Church Extension — General Assembly 
Purchase of School bus 

and repairs $ 500.00 

On Inner City Program 
Chevy van, Charlotte 
Urban Ministry 12,500.00 



$13,000.00 13,000.00 
City Chevrolet Company 

On Chevy Van 100.00 

Sale of Stewardship materials 3.71 

Bertha Hipp Estate 24,722.72 

Sharon Home Loan Company 

Income on sale of Moore property 

Principal $ 1,092.84 

Interest 164.65 



$ 1,257.49 1,257.49 

W. E. Price & Son Insurance — refund 38.00 

Presbytery's World Mission Committee 

Film "Calling in Brazil" 125.60 

Board of Annuities & Relief — Refund 

on insurance — A. G. Mclnnis 30.00 

Inter-Church Action — First 

Presbyterian Church 2,000.00 

Beulah Church and Manse Call 1,479.50 

Commonwealth Church and Manse Call 1,651.00 

Amay James Presbyterian Church 

For insurance 58.89 

Chalmers A. R. P. Church 

On Chaplain's salary 30.00 

For Vacation Fund 262.36 

Presbyterian Development Fund 13,419.81 



56 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Sardis Presbyterian Church (for 

Inner City) 1,000.00 

St. Giles Presbyterian Church 1,000.00 

Boyd Memorial Fund 2,300.00 

East Presbyterian Church manse payments 248.00 

E. E. Newberry (South Try on repairs) 84.50 

Refund N. C. Sales Tax (East 

building program) 1,049.77 

Paw Creek Presbyterian Church 

(on equipment) 1,000.00 

Steele Creek Presbyterian Church 400.00 

From Wachovia Bank Saving Account 5,000.00 



Total Receipts $204,488.93 $204,488.93 



Grand Total Receipts $205,021.70 

*Received after Committee's Books were closed for 1965. 

Disbursements: 

Appropriations to churches — sustenta- 

tion— travel $ 25,551.89 

Chaplain's Salary and allowances 5,250.00 

Ministers' Annuity Fund and insurance .... 951.81 

Chaplain's materials, secretarial help, 

and Conference expenses 936.91 

Field Representative's Salary and 

allowances 8,266.25 

Ministers' Annuity Fund, insurance and 

N. C. withholding tax 1,004.25 

Automobile expenses 474.07 

Committee Operating Expense, postage, 
equipment, Church and Manse 
materials, repairs 4,885.24 

The Mecklenburg Presbyterian 2,273.44 

S. I. M. (General Appropria- 
tion) $ 1,000.00 

Materials for S.I.M 42.00 



$ 1,042.00 1,042,00 

Bertha Hipp Estate 30,400.95 

Mrs. Ross Summerville 

(Adjacent lot to Bertha Hipp estate) 1,493.59 

Amay James (Purchase of additional 

property to Church) 10,500.00 

Providence Corporation 

(on 10 acres Nation Ford Rd.) 
Principal $ 3,750.00 

Interest 450.00 



Total $ 4,200.00 4,200.00 

Providence Acres, Inc. 

Principal $ 3,000.00 

Interest 180.00 

Total $ 3,180.00 3,180.00 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 57 

First Presbyterian Church 

Wadesboro (Building program) 5,000.00 

Indian Trail 

D. C. Orr 

Principal $10,690.00 

Interest 2,555.60 



Total $13,245.60 $ 13,245.60 

Carmel Presbyterian Church 15,000.00 

(On Building Program) 

Jail ministry 300.00 

Inter-Church Action 9,000.00 

Payments on East Manse 250.00 

Macedonia Presbyterian Church 

(On Building Program) 3,500.00 

Charlotte Urban Ministry 

(General Assembly Funds) 2,000.00 

Vacation and Christmas 

appropriations 810.50 

Beulah Presbyterian Church 

(Building Fund) 3,413.20 

St. John's Presbyterian Church 

Building Fund 3,000.00 

Commonwealth Presbyterian Church 

(On purchase of additional property) 4,000.00 

Legal Fees 645.40 

City-County Taxes 

Bertha Hipp Estate $ 110.46 

Freedom Drive property 657.29 

Smallwood manse 221.29 



Total 989.04 989.04 

Inner City 

Joe Rigsby (Smallwood) 

salary 750.00 

Repairs to Seigle Avenue 

Church (General Assembly 

Funds) 1,603.08 

City Chevrolet Company 

For Van (General Assembly 

funds) 2,773.38 

Students for summer — 

salaries, expenses 4,096.00 

Materials for Summer 

program 366.45 

Neill Whitlock : s salary 5,665.38 

Federal-N. C. with- 
holding taxes and 
Social Security 1,183.31 

William A. Stewart — 
travel, conference 
expenses 770.00 

School bus, repairs, gas, oil 855.70 



Total $18,063.30 18,063.30 



58 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Albemarle Road Presbyterian 

Church (Building program) 5,000.00 

Repairs on Double Oaks Building 153.25 

Joint Witness Season materials 310.58 

W. E. Price & Son— insurance 959.18 

First Presbyterian Church — 

Rockingham — on Building program 10,000.00 

To Wachovia Bank and Trust Co. 

Saving Account 2,819.31 

Total Disbursements $198,869.76 $198,869.76 

Balance on hand January 4. 1967 $ 6,151.94 

BOYD MEMORIAL FUND 

(Savings account First Citizens Band and Trust Company) 

December 31, 1965-December 31, 1966 

Balance brought forward December 31, 1965 $1,169.39 

Receipts 

Presbyterian Foundation, Inc $2,392.11 

Interest 51.92 

Total Receipts $2,444.03 

Grand Total receipts $3,613.42 

Disbursements 

To Church Extension Committee $2,300.00 $2,300.00 

Balance on hand December 31, 1966 $1,313.42 

MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY'S CHURCH AND MANSE 

BUILDING PROGRAM 
December 31, 1965-December 31, 1966 

Balance Brought Forward December 31, 1965 $1,338.25 

Receipts 

Bethel- Cornelius Manse call $ 222.00 

Beulah call 1,479.50 

Marks Creek call 1,372.00 

Commonwealth call 1,651.00 

Albemarle Road call 1,723.50 

Total receipts $6,448.00 $6,448.00 



Grand Total Receipts $7,786.25 

Disbursements '. 

Bethel- Cornelius Manse call $1,560.25 

Church Extension Committee — 

Beulah call 1,479.50 

Marks Creek call 1,372.00 

Church Extension Committee — 
Commonwealth call 1,651.00 

Total disbursements $6,062.75 $6,062.75 

Balance on hand December 31, 1966 $1,723.50 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 59 

MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY'S SCHOLARSHIP FUND 
December 31, 1965-December 31, 1966 

Balance on hand December 31, 1965 $36.15 

Disbursements: 

St. Andrews Presbyterian College 

(for Fisher girls) $36.15 36.15 

Balance on hand December 31. 1966 $00.00 

MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY'S BENEVOLENT ACCOUNT 

STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

January 13, 1966 — January 10, 1967 

Balance brought forward January 13, 1966 $ 

Receipts from Individual Churches $776,074.32 

Disbursement of Budgeted Benevolences: 

General Assembly's Causes $375,701.06 

Synod's Causes 239,825.04 
Presbytery's Causes 

Church Extension 118,137.25 

Christian Education 34,152.16 

Evangelism 684.39 

Total to Budgeted Benevolences $768,499.90 $768,499.90 

Disbursement of Non- Budgeted Benevolences: 

Easter Offering $ 5,550.63 

St. Andrews College 1,300.00 

Union Seminary Advance Fund 28.79 

Women of Church Birthday Offering 50.00 

Barium Springs Camp Fund 20.00 

Church and Manse Building Fund 25.00 
Presbyterian Home — Designated for 

Miss Bess Moore 600.00 

Total to Non-Budgeted Benevolences $ 7,574.42 $ 7,574.42 

Grand Total $776,074.32 

The Stated Clerk gave the report of Presbytery's Business 
Fund. 

PRESBYTERY'S BUSINESS FUND 

Balance on hand January 1, 1966 $ 5,378.55 

Receipts during year 45,666.71 

TOTAL $51,045.26 

Total expenditures $50,247.81 

Balance January 1, 1967 797.45 

Received from Churches during year $45,584.61 

N. C. Tax Refund 61.72 

Refund from Churches on Phone Calls 20.38 

Total Receipts $45,666.71 



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Disbursements 

Presbytery's Office $19,935.00 

Synod of North Carolina 14,834.85 

General Assembly Assessment 9,301.42 

Entertainment of Presbytery 400.00 

Printing and Mailing Minutes of Presbytery 2,386.24 

Stated Clerk's Salary 900.00 

Permanent Clerk's Salary 100.00 

Assistant Clerk's Salary 80.00 

Stated Clerk's Expenses to Stated Clerk's Meeting 65.00 

Office Help 600.00 

Commission Expenses 1,170.51 

Postage 124.00 

Audit of Business Fund Treasurer's Books 50.00 

N. C. Intangible Tax 2.72 

Supplies 145.50 

Printing and Mailing Presbytery Material 64.30 

Committee expenses 30.66 

Total Disbursements $50,247.81 

Bank Balance January 1, 1967 $ 797.45 

Because some twenty sessions have not filed their annual 
statistical reports to the Presbytery, the Stated Clerk was given 
permission to complete this report and forward, Presbytery's 
annual report to the Stated Clerk of the Assembly as soon 
as possible. 

Standing Committees 

The Rev. Shelton Hutchison reported for the Committee 
on Records of Presbytery: 

This Committee has met and examined the Minutes of the 
254th Stated Meeting of Presbytery held at the First Presby- 
terian Church, Charlotte, N. C, on October 18, 1966. 

We find no errors or omissions, and the Permanent and 
Stated Clerks admit of none. We suggest that the Minutes of 
future meetings might be improved, if the following changes 
in format are made: 

1. That two pages be used for the roll of ministers, with 
the Church being served by each to be given after his name. 

2. That commissioners to Presbytery be listed in alpha- 
betical order. 

The Rev. Fred Turner reported for the Committee on 
Attendance. 

Attendance Committee 

All churches in Mecklenburg Presbytery were represented at 
January 24 Meeting of Presbytery, except the following: Banks, Ben- 
ton Heights, Bethany, Bethel, Cornelius, Beulah, Hawley Memorial, 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 61 

Indian Hill, Lee Park, Marshville, Newell, New Salem, Oakboro, Pee 
Dee, Rourk, Salem, Seigle Avenue, Six Mile Creek. 

The following churches have requested that their representatives 
be excused due to illness or other responsibilities: Marshville, New 
Salem, and Salem. 

The following Ministers have asked to be excused because of ab- 
sence from City or other unavoidable conflicts: Walter Clark, Leighton 
Ford, Warner Hall, Henry B. Mooney, and Douglas Paulson, illness. 

The following Ministers have asked to be excused for part or all 
of afternoon session, due to funeral services or conflicts in their own 
schedules or sickness in the congregation: Thomas Cutting, A. R. 
Hendricks, Fred Holder, Robert E. Murdock, E. P. Poe. 

The following Ruling Elders were excused: Willard Allred, Walter 
Furr, E. R. Hyder, Curtis Parker, Sr., and R. L. Wright. 

Asked to be excused for all or part of afternoon session. 

The committee has received information that Mrs. W. L. Wilder- 
muth, Elder from First Presbyterian Church, Wadesboro, was un- 
avoidably prevented from attending the October 18 Meeting of Pres- 
bytery as Representative from Wadesboro. We recommend that this 
church be excused for not being represented at last meeting of Pres- 
bytery. We also recommend that Rev. John R. King, who was ill with 
flu during the last meeting of Presbytery, be excused. 

The Committee on Resolutions, reported during the lunch 
hour. It is here admitted to record, and a copy is ordered given 
to the host Pastor to be read to the Selwyn Avenue congrega- 
tion on the next Lord's Day. 

Report of Committee on Resolutions 

Mecklenburg Presbytery in its 255th stated meeting at the Selwyn 
Avenue Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, January 24, 
1967, expresses its gratitude to Almighty God for His blessings on the 
work of the Presbytery and for the Providence that has brought us 
to this meeting. 

We rejoice in the splendid history of our host church, the remark- 
able growth in membership and the vital ministry to the Community 
and the Kingdom at large. 

We express to the Interim Pastor, Dr. Z. V. Roberson, the As- 
sistant Minister, Rev. Peter Jorgensen, the officers, staff and mem- 
bers of the Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church our sincere gratitude 
for the privilege of holding this Session of Presbytery in their splendid 
facilities and for the many conveniences and comforts provided us. 

We thank the Women of the Church for the delicious meal served 
us to strengthen and support our physical bodies. 

We thank the Moderator for the gracious and efficient manner 
in which he has conducted the business of the Court and the Clerks 
for their efficiency in assisting in the dispatch of Presbytery's work. 

We recommend that these resolutions be adopted by a rising vote 
and that a copy be placed in the hands of the Pastor of the Church 
to be read to the congregation. 



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The Rev. Thomas Bryan gave the report on Sessional 

Records. 

Sessional Records 

Your Committee has had submitted to it the Sessional Records 
of all except those from five Churches. 

We recommend: 

1. That the records from the following Churches be approved with 
exceptions as noted by the member of Presbytery reviewing their 
minutes — Stephenson, Pee Dee, Amay James, Locust, Mt. Gilead, 
Indian Trail, Newell, Bethel, Johnston Memorial, Candor, Pineville, 
Rockingham First, Robinson, Wadesboro First, Macedonia, Pageland, 
Sharon, Marks Creek, Norwood, Marston, Camden, Ramah, Cook's 
Memorial, Nevin, Westminster, Ridgecrest Camp Green, Walkersville, 
Matthews, St. Paul, Unionville, Bethlehem, Carmel, McLean, Rourk, 
Oakboro, Salem, Park Avenue, Badin, South Tryon, Star, Cameronian, 
Charlotte Third, Huntersville, Paw Creek, Charlotte First, Altan, Wil- 
more. 

2. That the Minutes of all other Sessions be approved without ex- 
ception. 

3. That the Minutes of the following Churches not presented at this 
meeting be ordered presented at the next Meeting of Presbytery. 

4. That in the future requirements of an acceptable Sessional Record 
be mailed to each Church with Annual Report Blanks and that the 
Session examine its own Sessional Record and check its compliance 
or non compliance with the requirements; that the requirement sheet 
be inserted loose in the Session Book and brought to Presbytery with 
the recommendation that its book be approved without exception or 
with exception as noted by said local Session. 

Resolutions 

Elder A. Walton Litz offered a resolution, personally, yet 
after talking with several members of the Committee on 
Christian Action. This was adopted. 

Mecklenburg Presbytery in its 255th Stated Meeting at Selwyn 
Avenue Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C, January 24, 1967, takes 
the following action in regard to alcoholic beverages: 

1. The increased consumption of liquor continues to be a problem to 
many people and we advocate supervision that will help to control 
and alleviate the problem. 

2. We remind our membership again of the action taken by the Gen- 
eral Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States at 
its meeting in 1953, "That, realizing the importance of personal 
example the General Assembly urges that church members abstain 
from all indulgence in intoxicating beverages." And from the 
minutes of the General Assembly in 1955, "that church members 
strive toward the ideal of total abstinence." 

3. Since the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina will be 
in session this year we call upon the Presbyterians of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery to contact their local Representatives in the Legislature 
and express their views on this matter. 



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4. It is the judgment of Mecklenburg Presbytery that additional out- 
lets for the sale of liquor is not in the best interest of the citizens 
of North Carolina. 

The Rev. James E. Fogartie, for the Church Extension 
Committee, presented three Resolutions relative to Presby- 
tery's properties. These were approved with the note that the 
resolution relative to Albemarle Road property may be cor- 
rected as to legal or geographical terms. 

RESOLUTION APPROVING PURCHASE OF 

ADDITIONAL LAND ADJACENT TO 

ALBEMARLE ROAD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 
January 24, 1967 

RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Church Ex- 
tension Committee, Mecklenburg Presbytery purchased from Beulah 
W. Grier a tract of land on Albemarle Road comprising approximately 
4 acres and bounded on the North by the property of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery (Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church), on the East by 
property of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education (Albe- 
marle Road Junior High School) and Wild Oak Lane, and on the 
South by Regal Oak Drive and fronting approximately 235 feet on 
Albemarle Road, such land to be purchased at a price of $30,000.00 to 
be paid $5,000.00 upon delivery of the deed, balance of $25,000.00 in 5 
equal annual installments with simple interest at 6% per annum and 
to be evidenced by a promissory note or notes and a balance purchase 
money deed of trust; that the Trustees be authorized to execute a note 
or notes, a balance purchase money deed of trust and such other 
documents as may be reasonably necessary to close the sale and that 
the Church Extension Committee be authorized to use the proceeds 
of the sale of the Mary R. Alexander land to make the payments 
which are required to purchase this land. 

RESOLVED, FURTHER, that the purchase of this land shall 
be consummated after the sale of the Mary R. Alexander land has 
been closed. 

RESOLUTION 
APPROVING SALE OF MARY R. ALEXANDER LAND 

Mecklenburg Presbylery 
January 24, 1967 

RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Church Ex- 
tension Committee, Mecklenburg Presbytery approved sale of the 
Mary R. Alexander 5.06 acre tract on Freedom Drive at a price of 
$30,000.00 and that it authorized its Trustees to execute in the name 
of Mecklenburg Presbytery a contract submitted by McDonald Realty 
Company dated November 18, 1966, providing for the sale of such 
land to Harold D. Albright, Jr., for $30,000.00, the purchase price to be 
paid $1,000.00 upon signing of the contract, $6,500.00 upon closing and 
$22,500.00 in four equal annual payments of $5,625.00 with simple in- 
terest at 6% and evidenced by a promissory note and a balance pur- 



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chase money deed of trust, to execute a deed and such other docu- 
ments as may be necessary to close the sale, and to remit the net 
proceeds, after paying a commission to McDonald Realty Company 
of 6% of the sales price and seller's usually closing expenses, to the 
Church Extension Committee for the use of said committee. 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING GRANT OF RIGHT OF WAY TO 

STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION ALONG FRONT OF 

AMY JAMES CHURCH PROPERTY 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 
January 24, 1967 

RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Church Extension 
Committee, that the Trustees of Mecklenburg Presbytery be authoriz- 
ed to execute in the name of Mecklenburg Presbytery right of way 
agreements on the standard form of the North Carolina State Highway 
Commission and with provisions usual to such agreement, granting 
to the State Highway Commission a right of way comprising approxi- 
mately 970 square feet along the front of the original Amy James 
Church property in consideration of the sum of $1,000, and approxi- 
mately 304 square feet along the front of the adjoining property re- 
cently purchased by Mecklenburg Presbytery in consideration of $470, 
the land comprises said rights of way having a depth of approximately 
2 feet at the eastern terminal and approximately 6.76 feet at the 
westerly terminal. 

RESOLVED, further, that the Trustees remit the proceeds receiv- 
ed from the State Highway Commission to the Church Extension 
Committee for its use. 

Next Meeting 

The Spring Meeting of Presbytery will be held at the Hick- 
ory Grove Church on the 3rd Tuesday in April at 9:00 a.m. 

The Minutes were read and approved as amended. Follow- 
ing the Benediction by the Moderator the Presbytery ad- 
journed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Malcolm R. Williamson, 
Stated Clerk 

Oren Moore, Jr., 
Permanent Clerk 



INDEX 

255th Stated Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Called Meeting and Adjourned Meeting 

Page 

1. Called Meeting 15-16 

2. Adjourned Meeting 17-18 

3. Stated Meeting 19-64 

4. Organization of Presbytery and Sermon 19 

5. Memorials 19-22 

6. Enrollment of Presbytery 22-24 

7. Election of Moderator 24 

8. The Docket 24-25 

9. Standing Committees 25 

10. Communications 25-26 

11. Evangelism Report 26-28 

12. Presbytery's Council Report 28-29 

13. Budgets — Hospital Chaplain and Church Extension 30-31 

14. Ministerial Education Report 31-33 

15. Reception of Candidates 33-34 

16. Christian Education Report 34-36 

17. Presbytery's Calendar 36-37 

18. Christian Higher Education Report 38-39 

19. Women's Work Report 39-42 

20. Minister and His Work Report 42-46 

21. Commissions on Installations 47-50 

22. World Missions Report 50 

23. Examination of Session Records 50 

24. Moderator-Nominee 50 

25. Nominations Report 50-51 

26. Commissioners to General Assembly elected 51 

27. Annuities and Relief 51 

28. Reception of Ministers 52 

29. Installation Commissions appointed 52-53 

30. Reports of Treasurers 53-60 

31. Re Statistical Report to General Assembly 60 

32. Standing Committee Reports 60-62 

33. Resolution re the Liquor question 62-63 

34. Resolutions re Presbytery Properties 63-64 

35. Place of Next Meeting 64 

36. Adjournment 64 



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PLACE OF MEETING 

Cameronian Church 
Charlotte First 

Mallard Creek Church 
Thomasboro Church 
Paw Creek Church 
Robinson Church 

Covenant Church 
Williams Memorial Church 
McQuay Memorial Church 
Cook's Memorial Church 

Myers Park Church 
Monroe First Church 
Camp Stewart 
Sugaw Creek Church 

Sharon Church 
Bethel Church 
Pleasant Hill Church 
Camp Stewart 

Selwyn Avenue 
Clanton Memorial 
Westminster 
Plaza 

Badin Church 
Philadelphia Church 
Central Steele Creek 
Camp Stewart 

Biscoe Church 
Providence Church 
Westover Hills Church 
Paw Creek Church 

Charlotte First 
Amity Church 
Covenant Church 
Robinson Church 

Sardis Church 
Camp Stewart 
Trinity Church 
Covenant Church 

Steele Creek Church 
Hopewell Church 
Covenant Church 
Selwyn Avenue 

Myers Park 
Rockingham First 
Candor Church 
Westover Hills 

Wilmore Church 
St. Giles Church 
Third Church 
Mulberry Church 

Thomasboro Church 
Forest Hill Church 
Avondale Church 
Caldwell Memorial Church 

St. Giles Church 
Huntersville Church 
Sardis Church 
First Church, Charlotte 

Selwyn Avenue Church 



MODERATOR 

Rev. H. S. Robinson 
Elder C. W. Robinson 

Rev. L. I. Stell 
Rev. H. B. Carter 
Rev. J. A. Carriker 
Rev. J. C. Lawrence 

Rev. Watt M. Cooper 
Rev. H. G. Bedinger 
Elder J. B. KuykendaU, Jr. 
Rev. Warner L. Hall 

Rev. R. M. Kerr 
Rev. C. S. Miller 
Rev. S. M. Hutchison 
Elder Legette Blythe 

Rev. S. H. Zealy 
Rev. R. C. Long 
Rev. I. H. Chadwick 
Elder Joe W. McLaney 

David E. Wilkinson 
Rev. W. M. Boyce 
Rev. A. T. Taylor 
Rev. Ben F. Moore 

Rev. W. B. McSwain 
Rev. Jas. R. Crook 
Rev. Robert Turner 
Rev. J. S. Garner 

Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr. 
Rev. Stewart W. Yandle 
Rev. E. Lee Stoffel 
Elder Angus R. Shaw 

Rev. R. W. Rayburn 
Rev. W. M. Boyce, Jr. 
Rev. James E. Fogartie 
Rev. E. B. Cooper 

Rev. Ben F. Ferguson 
Elder Thomas C. Ruff 
Rev. Stuart Ritchie 
Rev. A. Clarke Dean 

Rev. G. E. Dixon 
Rev. J. E. Craig 
Rev. N. C. Kirkland 
Rev. Marcus Prince, Jr. 

Rev. Harry H. Bryan 
Rev. B. Hoyt Evans 
Rev. D. O. Mclnnis 
Rev. A. B. Montgomery 

Rev. Dwight L. Barker 
Rev. R. E. Hildebrandt 
Dr. Harvey Johnston 
Rev. E. E. Newberry 

Rev. Paul H. Felker 
Rev. John R. McAlpine III 
G. Douglas Aitken 
Rev. W. Chester Keller 

Rev. R. S. Woodson 
Rev. M. R. Williamson 
Joseph W. Grier 
Rev. E. B. Cooper 

Rev. Frank S. Jones 



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Volume 8 Number 2 



256th Stated Meeting 

Hickory Grove Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, N. C. 

April 18, 1967 



Next Stated Meeting 

Cook's Memorial Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, N. C. 

July 18, 1967 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



DOCKET SCHEDULE 



WINTER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Presbytery's Council 

(b) Records of Presbytery 

(c) Education 

(d) Assembly's Work 

(e) Ministerial Education 

(f) Christian Education 

(g) Sessional Records 

Reports of Treasurers and 
Trustees 

Election of Commissioners to 
General Assembly 

New and Unfinished Business 

Place of Next Meeting 

Nominate Moderator 

Adopt Minutes 

Adjourn 

SPRING MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 

Communion Service 

History and Memorials 

Reception of Ministers and 
Candidates 

Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 
Committees 

(a) Church Extension 

(b) Ministerial Education 

(c) Presbytery's Council 

(d) Synod's Minutes 

(e) Records of Presbytery 
New and Unfinished Business 

Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 

The Stated Session of Presbytery convenes at 9:00 A.M. on 
the third Tuesday in each quarter, fourth Tuesday in January. 



SUMMER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 

History and Memorials 

Reception of Ministers and 
Candidates 

Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

Reports of Commissions and 
Committees 

(a) Presbytery's Council 

(b) Ministerial Education 

(c) Records of Presbytery 

(d) Homes 

New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 

FALL MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
Communion Service 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 
Candidates 

Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

Reports of Commissions and 
Committees 

(a) Presbytery's Council 

(b) Ministerial Education 

(c) Assembly's Minutes 

(d) Nominations 

(e) Records of Presbytery 

(f) World Missions 

(g) Women's Work 

New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 



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DIRECTORY OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 
Revised to April 18, 1967 

OFFICERS OF THE PRESBYTERY 

The Rev. T. Duke Williams, Moderator of Spring Meeting 
The Rev. Malcolm R. Williamson, Stated Clerk (1967) 
The Rev. Oren Moore, Jr., Permanent Clerk (1969) 
The Rev. G. E. Dixon, Assistant Clerk (1968) 
The Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence, Executive Secretary (1969) 
The Rev. Angus Mclnnis, Field Representative of the Church Ex- 
tension Committee (1968) 

TRUSTEES 
Davidson College — Elected for four years: 

1967— The Rev. Robert Turner (2); Mr. W. F. Mulliss (2) 
1968— Mr. George S. Crouch (3); Mr. John Belk (1); The Rev. 
Warner L. Hall (2) 

Presbytery: 

Mr. Paul B. Bell, Chairman 
1967— Mr. Paul B. Bell 
1968— Mr. David J. Craig, Jr. 
1969— Philip Hedrick 

COMMISSIONS 
The Minister and His Work: The Rev. Russell Kerr, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. Warner L. Hall, The Rev. Paul Felker, Mr. R. A. 

Willis 
1968— The Rev. Thomas MacLean, The Rev. Francis Alston, Mr. 

Horace McCall 
1969 — Rev. Russell Kerr, Rev. Graham McChesney, Jones Y. Pharr 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Rev. Fred C. Holder, Chairman 
1967— Mr. Randolph Norton, Mr. J. B. Kuykendall 
1968— The Rev. A. B. Montgomery, Mr. Howard Snow 
1969— Rev. Fred C. Holder, J. Robert Covington 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. NOMINATIONS: 

Rev. John R. McAlpine III, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. John R. McAlpine, III, The Rev. Eugene Poe, Dr. 

Harvey W. Johnston 
1968— The Rev. A. B. Montgomery, The Rev. Russell Kerr, Mr. 

H. K. Sledge, Jr. 
1969— Rev. John R. King, Rev. David Wilkinson, Rev. John R. 

McAlpine III, Dr. James Hemphill 

2. SESSIONAL RECORDS: 

Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, Chairman, 1969 

The Chairman and members of Presbytery 

3. WORLD MISSIONS AND OVERSEAS RELIEF: 

The Rev. Eugene Daniel, Jr., Chairman. 
1967— The Rev. R. E. Hildebrandt, Mrs. Russell M. Kerr, James H. 

Barnhardt, Mrs. H. F. Porter 
1968— The Rev. Harry Bryan, Mr. J. B. Watt, Dr. Hugh D. Verner 
1969— Rev. Eugene Daniel, Mrs. L. E. McGinn, R. V. Liles 

4. ANNUITIES AND RELIEF: 

1967 — The Rev. Frank L. Goodman, Mr. David Featherstone 



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1968 — The Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, Mrs. J. Cecil Lawrence 
1969— Burnell S. McGirt, I. A. Jones 

5. MINISTERIAL EDUCATION: 

The Rev. Tom A. Cutting, Jr., Chairman 
1967— The Rev. Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., The Rev. Tom A. Cutting, 

Jr., Ed Sanders. 
1968— The Rev. A. J. Morrison, The Rev. John R. King, Dr. Thomas 

Sparrow 
1969 — Rev. Oliver Carmichael, Rev. Eldon Wadsworth, D. B. Gettys 

6. EXAMINATION: 

Rev. Warner L. Hall, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. James G. Stuart, J. Norton Stribling, The Rev. 

Marcus Prince, Jr., Rev. Richard Hildebrandt 
1968— The Rev. Charles L. McDonald, The Rev. Robert Turner, 

Mr. Winthrop Long 
1969— Rev. Warner L. Hall, Rev. John McVay, David Wilson 

7. CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION: 

The Rev. John M. Handley, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. John M. Handley, The Rev. Horace Hilton, Mr. 

Harold Thompson 
1968— The Rev. Robert Murdock, The Rev. W. G. Workman, Mr. 

TWTp y\ iiq+pr> Carson ^Jr 

1969— Rev. Daniel Zeluff, Rev. Paul Beazley, James P. Sifford 

8. ASSEMBLY'S SPECIAL CAUSES: 

Rev. S. Monroe Busch, Chairman 
1967 — The Rev. S. Monroe Busch, Mr. Hamer Leach, Mr. George 

Midgett 
1968— The Rev. E. B. Cooper, The Rev. Roscoe Fisher, Mr. Charles 

Sellers 
1969 — Rev. French B. O'Shields, Mrs. Boyd Alexander, James 

Putman 

9. HOMES: 

Rev. Paul Thrower, Chairman 
1967 — Mr. James Cannon, Mr. Plato Davenport 
1968— The Rev. Charles Sutton, The Rev. Paul Thrower, Mr. Lee 

Kerns 
1969 — Rev. Fred J. Harmon, Ross Cathey, Thomas Edwards 

10. WOMEN'S WORK: 

Rev Douglas Paulson, Chairman 
1967 — The Rev. Douglas Paulson 
1968— The Rev. Robert S. Woodson 
1969— Rev. James E. Sewell 

11. CHRISTIAN ACTION: 

Rev. Charles E. S. Kraemer, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. John R. King, Mr. Jones Y. Pharr 
1968 — The Rev. Daniel Durway, Mr. A. Walton Litz 
1969 — Rev. Charles E. S. Kraemer, James Barrus 

12. CHRISTIANITY AND HEALTH: 

Dr. James P. Alexander, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. William Stewart 
1968 — Dr. Lawrence Boggs 
1969 — Dr. James P. Alexander 



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PRESBYTERIAN HOME, CHARLOTTE 

Mr. Joseph Logan, Rev. E. Lee Stoffel, Rev. John R. McAlpine III. 

13. PRESBYTERIAN FOUNDATION: 

Mr. Gene Cathey, Chairman 
1967 — Mr. Gene Cathey, Mr. Ernest Hunter, Jr., Mr. Jord H. Jordan 
1968 — The Rev. Shelton Hutchison, Mr. Joe Boone 
1969 — Rev. Peter Jorgensen, Rev. Leonard Topping 

14. PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY: 

The Rev. Francis Alston, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. Arthur Beard 
1968 — The Rev. Francis Alston 
1969— Miss Phoebe Drye 

15. CAMPUS CHRISTIAN LIFE: 

Rev. David Wilkinson, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. David Wilkinson, Dr. Harvey W. Johnston 
1968— The Rev. William K. Leach, The Rev. John R. King 
1969— Rev. H. Louis Patrick, Richard O'Hair 

16. EVANGELISM: 

The Rev. Leighton Ford, Chairman 
1967 — The Rev. Paul A. Home, Mr. Henderson Belk 
1968— The Rev. Leighton Ford, The Rev. Fred Turner, Mr. J. V. 

Zimmerman 
1969— Rev. E. O. Byrd, William A. White, Jr. 

17. TELEVISION, RADIO, AUDIO-VISUALS (TRAV): 

The Rev. Francis Womack, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. Francis Womack, Mr. Paul Marion 
1968 — Dr. Harold Sluder, Loonis McGlohon 
1969— Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Charles Trexler 

18. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: 

The Rev. James G. Stuart, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. R. Jack Sadler, Miss Jeanie Ogilvie, The Rev. J. G. 

Stuart, The Rev. John C. Laughlin, Mr. J. Cecil Massey 
1968— The Rev. Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, Jack Hamilton, The Rev. 

Dwight Barker, The Rev. W. D. Morton, Mr. Blair Cathey 
1969— Rev. E. Lee Stoffel, Rev. David B. Jenkins, Rev. Charles 

M. Murray, Boyce M. Brown, Jack O. Boyte 

19. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF CHURCH EXTENSION: 

The Rev. James E. Fogartie, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. D. E. Wilkinson, Mr. G. Douglas Aitken, Mr. Boyce 

Brown, The Rev. E. P. Poe, The Rev. James E. Fogartie 
1968 — The Rev. Leslie Thompson, The Rev. Francis B. Mayes, Jr., 

The Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr., Dr. Harvey W. Johnston, Mr. 

James E. McGill 
1969— Rev. J. S. Russell, Rev. A. B. Montgomery, Rev. John R. 

McAlpine III, Harold J. Dillehay, Robert Stokes. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES 
1. Small Churches: 2. Ministers' Salaries 

Rev. Robert Turner, Chairman Mr. Thomas C. Ruff, Chairman 
Rev. Russell Kerr Mr. Jones Y. Pharr 

Mr. D. G. Kimbrell Mr. George Stovall 

Mr. R. A. Willis, Jr. Dr. Curtis Fincher 

Mr. I. A. Jones 



6 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

J. W. Grier, H.R. 

Q. N. Huneycutt, Th.D Unionville, Stephenson 

J. C. Grier, H.R. 

M. B. Prince, Jr Williams Memorial 

W. B. Neill, H.R. 

R. A. Young, H.R. 

W. M. Walsh, D.D., H.R. 

Roy F. Whitley, Th.D Monroe First 

Charles E. S. Kraemer, D.D President PSCE 

Warner L. Hall, Ph.D Covenant 

T. W. MacLean Avondale 

John A. Carriker, H.R. 

S. M. Hutchison Smallwood 

D. S. Chalabie 

Carl S. Miller Mt. Gilead, Pee Dee 

W. J. Huneycutt, H.R. 

Roy E. Hoke Professor 

D. E. Wilkinson, D.D Hospital Chaplain 

E. B. Cooper Pageland, Salem 

Russell M. Kerr Philadelphia 

J. E. Wayland, Jr. Cornelius, Bethel 

J. S. Garner, H.R. 

W. G. Workman, Ph.D., H.R. 

Robert Turner Synod Director C. E. 

Fred C. Holder Amity 

Malcolm R. Williamson, H.R Stated Clerk 

E. L. Stoffel Charlotte First 

T. Duke Williams Altan, Bethany 

Leighton S. Ford Evangelist 

G. E. Dixon W. H. Belk 

James E. Fogartie Myers Park 

M. A. Cochrane, Jr Amay James 

Frank S. Jones Bethlehem 

A. B. Montgomery, Th.M., D.D Caldwell Memorial 

Harry H. Bryan, D.D Covenant (Associate) 

Samuel Monroe Busch Locust, Indian Hill 

J. R. McAlpine III Steele Creek 

J. C. Lawrence, Th.M., D.D Executive Secretary 

Robert S. Woodson, M.A., Th.D., H.R Westminster (Associate) 

A. J. Morrison McQuay Memorial 

T. B. Ruff, H.R. 

John R. Cunningham, D.D., H.R. 

Francis Alston Ellerbe First 

Angus G. Mclnnis Field Representative 

Daniel L. Durway Covenant (Associate) 

D. A. McRight Candor 

Paul H. Felker Mulberry 

Herbert W. Dale Johnston Memorial 

Robert E. Huey, H.R. 

David Boyce, Th.M Chaplain 

Glenn B. Robinson Hickory Grove 

Herbert V. Carson, Th.M., D.D., H.R. 

Graham C. McChesney, Th.M St. John 

Betts Huntley Foreign Missionary 

Oren Moore, Jr Westover Hills 

Charles E. Sutton McGee 

Roscoe B. Fisher 

Frank L. Goodman Norman, Mt. Carmel 

Tracy V. Fisher Cameronian 

Horace H. Hilton Sugaw Creek 

R. Jack Sadler Commonwealth 

William A. Stewart, Jr Seigle Avenue 






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ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

John H. McVay Hamlet First 

Richard E. Hildebrandt Wilmore 

Leland A. Richardson Chaplain 

John M. Handley Huntersville 

James Gordon Stuart Sardis 

H. Louis Patrick, D.D Trinity 

Francis M. Womack. Jr Robinson 

John C. Laughlin Carmel 

Douglas L. Paulson St. Andrews 

Leonard W. Topping Charlotte First (Associate) 

J. Arthur Beard Marshville, New Salem 

Tom A. Cutting, Jr Providence 

David C. Hambrick, Jr Chaplain 

Robert E. Murdock Oakboro, Ridgecrest 

Eugene P. Poe Westminster 

David B. Jenkins Rockingham 

J. Shepherd Russell Albemarle 

Paul P. Thrower Troy 

James E. Sewell Norwood 

William D. Morton Waxhaw 

Charles L. McDonald Pleasant Hill 

Eugene L. Daniel Myers Park (Associate) 

Wayne R. Aughinbaugh Cook's Memorial 

Thomas C. Bryan Eastminster 

Francis B. Mayes, Jr Sardis (Associate) 

Marshall E. Tobias Camp Greene 

John R. King Wadesboro 

Paul W. Beazley Marston, Marks Creek 

Peter M. Jorgensen Selwyn Avenue (Assistant) 

Paul A. Home Raman 

William K. Leach Newell 

A. M. Keith Siler 

W. B. McSwain Walkersville 

Eldon Wadsworth Hopewell 

Daniel Zeluf f Assistant Professor 

Walter D. Clark City Mission 

Danny McRight Student 

Vaughn Earl Hartsell Rourk, McLean 

James H. Sell Camden, Morven 

Fred P. Turner Albemarle Road 

Lloyd Frederick Griffie Candor 

E. O. Byrd, Jr Charlotte Third 

Oliver W. Carmichael Sharon 

Fred J. Harmon Indian Trail 

Charles M. Murray Myers Park (Minister Education) 

F. B. O'Shields St. Giles 

John W. Bolton Caldwell Memorial (Associate) 

A. Rudolph Hendricks South Tryon 

W. H. Jarrett Biscoe 

David C. Kennedy Matthews 

Robert J. James Paw Creek 

Fred R. McAlister Chaplain 

A. Leslie Thompson Pineville 

Dwight L. Barker East 

James P. Barksdale, Jr St. Paul 

Zane M. Moore Central Steele Creek 

Robert Sanford Owens Plaza 

J. William Stork, H.R. 

Robert H. Ramey, Jr Selwyn Avenue 

Paul Leonard Trinity (Minister of Education) 

Total Minisiers 122 



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ROLL OF CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

William E. Alexander, Union Seminary, Sardis Church. 

Samuel Monroe Busch, Jr., Central Piedmont, Locust Church. 

D wight O. Christenbury, Jr., Union Seminary, Camp Greene Church. 

George L. Ducker, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Myers Park. 

John M. Duncan, Louisville Seminary, Covenant. 

Charles D. Elliott, Davidson College, Wilmore Church. 

H. Alan Elmore, Columbia Seminary, Sugaw Creek Church. 

David T. Fisher, St. Andrews Presbyterion College, Cameronian 
Church. 

John R. Goodman, Union Seminary, Norman Church. 

George H. Kuykendall, Jr., Union Seminary, N. Y., Covenant. 

Paul Leonard, Trinity Church. 

Rodney R. Love, Louisville Seminary, Intern, Paw Creek Church. 

David F. Mclnnis, Davidson College, Covenant Church. 

Hoyt F. Nance, Rt. 1, Box 255, Huntersville, N. C, Huntersville 
Church. 

Robert C. Page, III, Chapel Hill, N. C, Covenant Church. 

William G. Phipps, Columbia Seminary, Intern, Forest Hill. 

Javan W. Reid, Jr., Candor Church. Austin Theological Seminary. 

Eugene R. Rucker, 1558 Bryson Dr., Decatur, Ga., Plaza Church. 

Charles R. Sizemore, U. of N. C— Charlotte, Caldwell Memorial. 

Kendall B. Tarleton, Davidson College, Covenant Church. 

Roy Z. Thomas, III, Union Seminary, Trinity Church. 

Charles A. Van Wagner, Wake Forest College, Selwyn Ave. Church. 

Roy P. Wilson, Jr., St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Charlotte, N. C, 
Avondale Church. 

James Paxton Wray, Princeton Seminary, Sardis Church. 

CANDIDATES FOR LAY SERVICE 

Eleanor Anne Pepi, Princeton Theological Seminary, Myers Park 
Church. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 9 

The Two Hundred Fifty-Sixth 

Stated Meeting of 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Hickory Grove Presbyterian Church 
Charlotte, N. C. 
April 18, 1967 

At 9 a.m. on the above date and at the above place the 
Presbytery was called to order by the retiring Moderator, the 
Rev. Frank S. Jones. After prayer and the singing of an hymn 
the Moderator preached on "Things That Cannot Be Shaken" 
from Hebrews 12:23-29, an excellent sermon. Following two 
stanzas of "I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord," the Host Pastor, the 
Rev. Glenn Robinson and the Rev. Graham McChesney, assist- 
ed by Ruling Elders of the Hickory Grove Church, served 
Communion to the Presbytery. These Elders were: Lee Morris, 
Carl Morrison, Everett Untz, Bob Martin, R. L. Wright, Harry 
Lowder, Homer Leach, Bill McCoy, Bill Bell, Charles Morris, 
Sr., J. N. Porter, Sr., and Archie McCall. The last two stanzas 
of the hymn were sung, followed by a closing prayer and 
benediction. 

Presbytery was enrolled: 

Ministers — Francis Alston, W. R. Aughinbaugh, Dwight L. Barker, 
James P. Barksdale, J. Arthur Beard, Paul W. Beazley, John W. 
Bolton, Harry H. Bryan, Thomas C. Bryan, Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., S. 
Monroe Busch, Oliver W. Carmichael, John A. Carriker, M. A. 
Cochrane, Walter D. Clark, Edward Cooper, J. R. Cunningham, Tom 
A. Cutting, Jr., Herbert Dale, E. L. Daniel, G. E. Dixon, Daniel L. 
Durway, Paul Felker, Roscoe B. Fisher, Tracy Fisher, J. S. Garner, 
Frederick Griff ie, Warner L. Hall, John Handley, Fred J. Harmon, 
Horace Hilton, R. E. Hildebrandt, Fred C. Holder, Paul A. Home, 
Q. N. Huneycutt, S. M. Hutchison, Robert J. James, W. H. Jarrett, 
David B. Jenkins, Frank S. Jones, Peter M. Jorgensen, A. M. Keith, 
David C. Kennedy, Russell M. Kerr, John R. King, John C. Laughlin, 
J. Cecil Lawrence, J. R. McAlpine III, Graham C. McChesney, Charles 
L. McDonald, Dan McRight, Angus G. Mclnnis, W. B. McSwain, 
John H. McVay, Francis B. Mayes, Carl S. Miller, Oren Moore, Jr., 
A. J. Morrison, W. D. Morton, Bob E. Murdock, Charles M. Murray, 
F. B. O'Shields, Jr., Robert S. Owens, Jr., H. Louis Patrick, D. L. 
Paulson, E. P. Poe, M. B. Prince, Jr., Glenn B. Robinson, Thomas B. 



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Ruff, J. S. Russell, R. Jack Sadler, James H. Sell, Jr., James E. Sewell, 
William A. Stewart, Jr., E. L. Stoffel, J. W. Stork, James Stuart, 
C. E. Sutton, A. Leslie Thompson, Paul P. Thrower, Marshall E. Tobias, 
Leonard W. Topping, Fred P. Turner, Robert Turner, Eldon D. Wads- 
worth, W. M. Walsh, John E. Wayland, Roy F. Whitley, D. E. Wilkin- 
son, T. Duke Williams, Malcolm R. Williamson, Francis Womack, 
Robert Woodson (93). 

Ruling Elders — Albemarle First, Keith W. Wolf; Albemarle Road, 
Thomas S. Owens; Altan, Neal Yarborough; Amay James, Belton 
Horsley; Amity, W. H. Hitchcock; Avondale, Dan F. Johnson; Badin, 
P. M. Dulin; W. H. Belk, William A. Smith; Bethel, Herbert B. Knox; 
Bethlehem, Buford A. Price; Biscoe, C. R. Lawrence; Caldwell Me- 
morial, E. W. Flowers; Cameronian, Colon McDonald; Camp Green, 
Roland M. Smith; Carmel, H. S. Glenn; Candor, K. A. McLeod; Central 
Steele Creek, Charles G. Potts; Charlotte First, Charles W. Patterson; 
Clanton Memorial, Earl B. Clanton; Commonwealth, Carl Walden; 
Cooks Memorial, D. E. Featherstone; Cornelius, R. A. Atwell; Coven- 
ant, Charles W. Allison, Jr., T. M. McCord; O. S. Perry; East, Clarence 
H. Seawell; Eastminster, S. R. Woolard; Ellerbe First, Clayton Car- 
riker; Forest Hill, W. S. Buchanan; Hamlet First, Wingate Williamson; 
Hickory Grove, Bill McCoy; Hopewell, Chester W. Kidd; Indian Hill, 
J. W. Morgan; Indian Trail, Clebern Killough; Johnston Memorial, T. J. 
Cooper; Locust, M. E. Smith; Macedonia, David McCaskill; McGee, 
C. Richard McGee; McLean, Ralph O. Lovin; McQuay Memorial, 
Claude Dellinger; Mallard Creek, Mrs. Brice Cochran; Marks Creek, 
L. A. Dick; Marshville, Filas Efird; Monroe First, Frank Funderburk; 
Mulberry, Frank L. Marshall; Mt. Carmel, Harold McFayden; Mt. 
Gilead, G. T. McAulay; Myers Park, E. Fred McPhail, John L. Ranson, 
Jr., K. Martin Waters, Jr.; Newell, Bob Godley; New Salem, Oscar 
Lee Efird; Nevin, Bob Beatty; Norman, C. E. Martin; Norwood, Walter 
T. Upchurch; Park Avenue, W. T. Walls; Paw Creek, G. R. Summer- 
ville; Philadelphia, Fred O. Brown; Pee Dee, Julius Thompson; Pine- 
ville, J. W. Thrower; Plaza, Joseph E. Allen; Pleasant Hill, J. S. 
Choate; Providence, John W. Morrison; Ramah, G. C. Black; Ridge- 
crest, William K. Rudolph; Rourk, Auman Currie; Robinson, John W. 
Brawley; Rockingham First, Robert Cagle; Sardis, Hazel L. Craig; 
James N. Bates, Jr.; Sharon, Fred Smith; Siler, J. M. Fowler; Small- 
wood, Dannie Martin; Star, Floyd R. Dunn; Steele Creek, C. Stough 
Garrison; Stephenson, Guy Privett; St. Andrews, Richard I. Wilken- 
son; St. Giles, Bill Simmons; St. Paul, W. Frank Haigler; South Tryon, 
James McGill; Sugaw Creek, John Mitzel; Third, Jack C. Catney; 
Thomasboro, H. A. Cathey, W. M. Archer, Jr., Dr. J. B. McCoy, Jr.; 
Troy, C. W. Safrit; Turner, Parks McCorkle; Unionville, Jack Bras- 
well; Wadesboro First, George Vernon, Jr.; Walkersville, Dan M. 
Price; Waxhaw, H. H. Massey; Westminster, W. J. Williamson, Jr.; 
Westover Hills, Frank Carson; Williams Memorial, Joe V. Hamilton; 
Wilmore, W. M. Burch. (95). 

Recognized, Presented to the Presbytery, and invited to 
sit as Visiting Brethren were the Rev. Robert H. Robinson, 
Presbytery of West Florida, and the Rev. R. W. Cousar, Presby- 
tery of Charleston. Ruling Elder W. E. Price, representing the 
Caldwell Memorial Session, past Moderator of the General 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 11 

Assembly, was recognized and the Presbytery stood in honor 
of his long and faithful service to our Lord and His Church. 

Recognized and accredited to the Court were Ruling Elders 
representing their respective Session for the first time. 

The Report of the Standing Committee on Attendance was 
adopted later in the meeting and is: 

REPORT OF THE ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE 

ALL CHURCHES IN THE MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 
WERE REPRESENTED BY RULING ELDERS except the following: 
Banks, Benton Heights, Bethany, Beulah, Camden, Hawley Memorial, 
Huntersville, Lee Park, Marston, Matthews, Morven, Pageland, Oak- 
boro, Rehoboth, St. John, Seigle Avenue, Salem and Six Mile Creek. 
Of the foregoing the committee recommends the following be ex- 
cused because of extenuating circumstances: Huntersville, Pageland, 
St. John, Salem, Camden, and Morven. 

The following ministers of the Mecklenburg Presbytery were not 
in attendance at the April 18, 1967, meeting of the Presbytery: Charles 
E. S. Krammer, W. G. Workman, Leighton S. Ford, James E. Fogartie, 
A. B. Montgomery, Zane Moore, Frank L. Goodman, R. E. Hildebrandt, 
V. E. Hartsell. Of the foregoing, the committee recommends the fol- 
lowing be excused: James E. Forgartie, Charles E. S. Kramer, Zane 
Moore, W. G. Workman, Leighton S. Ford. 

The committee recommends the granting of requests to be ex- 
cused from the Presbytery for a part of the day to ministers, Wayne 
Aughinbaugh, Fred Turner, John King. 

The committee further recommends that retired ministers who 
are not in attendance be excused, together with Chaplains of the 
Armed Services and Missionaries. 

Charles E. Sutton, chairman 
Carl Walden 
Roland Smith 

Moderator 

The Rev. T. Duke Williams, Moderator-nominee, was 
elected by acclamation and assumed the Chair. 

Welcome and Docket 

The Presbytery was welcomed by the Host Pastor, and 
Elder W. F. McCoy spoke for the Hickory Grove congrega- 
tion. The Docket was presented and adopted with these amend- 
ments: a. the Camp Stewart Report be given under Unfinished 
Business; b. the examination of Candidates for the Gospel 
Ministry be the 2nd order after lunch, and c. the lunch recess 
be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 



12 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

THE DOCKET 

1. Opening Worship, Sermon by Retiring Moderator — Rev. Frank S. 
Jones 

2. Communion Service administered by the Rev. Glenn Robinson 
and the Rev. Graham C. McChesney 

3. Memorials 

4. Enrollment of Presbytery 

5. Election of Moderator — The Reverend T. Duke Williams, Nominee 

6. Report of Committee on Arrangements — Rev. Glenn Robinson 

7. Appointment of Standing Committees 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Judiciary 

3. Synod's Minutes 

4. Records of Presbytery 

5. Attendance 

6. Resolutions 

8. Communications 

9. Reports of Executive and Permanent Committees 

1. Presbytery's Council — Rev. Fred Holder, Chairman 

2. Committee on Church Extension — Rev. James E. Fogartie, 
Chairman 

3. Christian Action — Rev. Charles E. S. Kraemer, Chairman 

4. Campus Christian Life — Rev. David E. Wilkinson, Chairman 

5. Ministerial Education — Rev. Tom Cutting, Jr., Chairman 

6. Christian Education — Rev. James G. Stuart, Chairman 

10. Reports of Commissions 

1. The Minister and His Work — Rev. Russell Kerr, Chairman 

2. Other Commissions 

11. Reception of Ministers and Candidates 

1. Report of Committee on Examination — Rev. Warner L. Hall, 
Chairman 

12. Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

13. Reports of Standing Committees (Number 7 above) 

14. Unfinished Business 

15. New Business 

16. Place of next meeting 

17. Nomination of Moderator (First Order after Lunch) 

18. Reading and Adoption of Minutes 

19. Adjournment with Apostolic Benediction 

Standing Committees 
Standing Committees appointed by the Moderator were: 

Bills and Overtures: Frank S. Jones, and Elders: Frank R. 
Carson, Westover Hills; Charles Allison, Jr., Covenant. 



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Judiciary: Paul Thrower; Elders: Charles Potts, Central 
Steele Creek; and G. T. McAuley, Mt. Gilead. 

Synod Minutes: E. B. Cooper, Elders: J. W. Morrison, Provi- 
dence; and J. W. Morgan, Indian Hill. 

Records of Presbytery: Arthur Beard, Elders: Jack C. 
Cathey, Third Church; Walter Upchurch, Norwood. 

Attendance: Charles E. Sutton; Elders: Carl Walden, Com- 
monwealth; Roland Smith, Camp Greene. 

Resolutions: Marshall Tobias, Elders: C. E. Martin, Nor- 
man; Harold McFayden, Mt. Carmel. 

Communications 

1. Requests for excused absences; referred to Standing 
Committee on Attendance. 

2. Letter from Chaplain Fred R. McAlister requesting per- 
mission to labor outside the bounds of Presbytery for a year, 
stating his shipment soon to the Republic of South Vietnam, 
and requesting the prayer of the Presbytery. He was excused 
from attendance, granted permission to labor outside Presby- 
tery for a year, and he was remembered in the prayer prior to 
the lunch recess. 

3. Two Sessional Record Books were turned over to the 
Committee on Sessional Records. 

4. Request from Dr. Lawrence Stell, executive secretary 
of the General Council, that a representative of the Council 
address the Presbytery; this was docketed for the Summer 
Meeting, July 18, 1967. 

Morgan Memorial Church 

The Stated Clerk reported that Morgan Memorial Church 
was still carried on the records of the Presbytery, yet had no 
organization and no active communicants. A representative of 
the Church Extension Committee reported that the property 
had been sold. Therefore, on motion, the Presbytery formally 
dissolved this church. 

Presbytery's Council 

The Rev. Fred C. Holder reported for the Council and this 
report was adopted without recommendations. 

1. A letter and resolution from St. Paul Church concerning 



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Council and Committee report to Presbytery was acknowledged and 
referred to the Special Committee on Structures of Presbytery. 

2. The report of the Church Extension Committee was heard and 
Council acted on Recommendation #5 concerning special leave and 
gift for the Executive Secretary. The Council approved #5 in principle 
and requested the chairman to appoint a special committee to work 
out details. 

3. The docket was reviewed, slightly amended and approved as 
has been presented, viz. that reception of candidates be second order 
after lunch as was agreed upon at an earlier Council Meeting. 

4. Progress Reports were heard from two special Committees: 
Committee of Presbytery on Structures 

Committee of Council on Accounting and Auditing Procedures 

of Presbytery Agencies. 
Both Committees indicated final reports in the near future. 

5. A special project to put Mecklenburg Presbytery and its work 
in an information booklet soon to be published as a guide to Charlotte 
for newcomers was approved, and the Committee of Church Extension 
was requested to carry through on the project. 

6. Other regular and special committees were heard and reports 
were prepared for distribution. 

Church Extension 

The Rev. Francis B. Mayes reported for this committee. 
This report involved several items. Following below is this 
report, and one of them was deferred to the hearing of the 
report of the Commission on the Minister and His Work, where 
it is replaced by an amendment to that report, (re: the Nevin 
Church) 

To fulfill the task placed upon it by this court, your Executive 
Committee of Church Extension has sought to the best of its capacity 
to be faithful. This quarterly report is presented to keep the Presby- 
tery abreast of the current movements within the area of our responsi- 
bility. 

By and large the real work of the Church Extension Committee 
is done by four Sub-Committees: 

I. Inner-City, Inter-Church Action, Charlotte Urban Ministry, 
A. B. Montgomery, Chairman 

II. Appropriations (Church and Manse Calls) 
Dr. Harvey W. Johnston, Chairman 

III. Personnel Francis B. Mayes, Jr., Chairman 

IV. Field Services (Property, Buildings, Locations, Mergers) 

Eugene P. Poe, Chairman 

1. East Presbyterian Church. The congregation has called Rev. 
Dwight Barker as their first resident minister. Mr. Barker and his 
family are now living in the new manse, 1336 Red Coat Drive. A 
number of additional families have united with the Church during 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 15 

the past few weeks. The comunity is growing. The Church has a 
substantial budget for 1967. 

2. Chapel-in-the-Garden. The Chapel is sponsored by the Paw 
Creek Presbyterian Church. Since January 1, 1967, Rev. Angus G. 
Mclnnis, Field Representative, has been serving the Chapel as In- 
terim Supply. A petition has been prepared by those worshipping in 
the Chapel which is to be presented to Presbytery asking that they 
be organized into a Presbyterian Church. 

3. Pineville. The Church Extension Committee offered to secure 
a Church site for the Pineville Church provided they made a transition 
to South Mecklenburg. The congregation accepted the challenge. Dur- 
ing the past several months, the congregation has been worshipping in 
the Quail Hollow School. The Rev. A. Leslie Thompson came from the 
First Presbyterian Church, Brunswick, Georgia, to serve as the new 
Minister. Mr. Thompson is living at 5622 Sharon Road. During the 
past year, 39 members have united with the Church. The Church Ex- 
tension Committee is now seeking a site on which the congregation 
can erect their buildings. 

4. Albemarle Road. Plans have been drawn for the first unit of 
Albemarle Road Church and the contract let. The ground-breaking 
will be on Sunday, April 16, at 3:30, on their new site. 

5. Indian Trail Church. The Committee has provided a seven- 
acres Church site for relocation on Highway No. 74. The congregation 
is now actively making plans to begin the Building Program. 

6. Albemarle, North Carolina. For several years we have known 
that it will be necessary to have another church in Albemarle. The 
Session of the First Church, Albemarle and Mr. Hal Hyde have recom- 
mended that a church site be secured on the Highway between Al- 
bemarle and New London. 

7. Derita. Several years ago a seven-acres church site was bought. 
Since then, many things have happened. The Nevin and Allen Hills 
A.R.P. churches are seriously considering merging, either to be a 
Federated or Union Church. It may be that an additional church site 
ought to be secured in the community nearer Cornelius. There is a 
possibility that the Derita property owned by Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery may be expendable. If so, the proceeds from the sale would go to 
work in that general area. 

8. Aid-receiving churches. With exception of the Lee Park — 
Beulah field, Hawley Memorial, Banks, Smallwood, and Reboboth, 
aid-receiving churches are being served by resident ministers. The 
exceptions are served by interim or occasional supplies. 

9. Inner City Work. Your Committee continues to seek to fulfill 
the direction of Presbytery relative to the work in the Inner City. 
Plans are made for the summer. The Board of Church Extension 
(G.A.) has made an appropriation to Mecklenburg Presbytery for 
Inner City Work for 1967 of $12,000.00. Paid quarterly. 

The Committee, therefore, recommends: 

1. That Presbytery co sign a note with the East Presbyterian 



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Church for the balance due on the new manse. Balance $23,- 
400.00. 

2. That Presbytery purchase 7.7 acres, more or less, land for a new 
church site in, or near, the City of Albemarle (between Albe- 
marle and New London). 

3. That Presbytery approve the petition asking for an organiza- 
tion of a Presbyterian Church in the area now served by the 
Chapel-in-the-Garden. 

4. In the recognition of ten years of service by the Executive Sec- 
retary the Committee recommends to the Council: 

(1) That he be given two additional months vacation, with full 
salary. He would have two years to take use of this addi- 
tional vacation. 

(2) That the Chairman of the Church Extension Committee be 

authorized to explore with the Chairman of Presbytery's 
Council possibilities of a cash gift, to be used for traveling 
abroad. Clerk's Note: These last two items were adopted by 
a standing vote. 

RESOLUTION 

WHEREAS, the Church Extension Committee has recommended 
the purchase of a tract of land of approximately seven and one-half 
acres in Harris Township, Stanley County, owned by Henry M. 
Thompson, upon the terms and conditions and at the price stated 
below. 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that Mecklenburg Presbytery 
purchase from Henry M. Thompson a tract of land of approximately 
seven and one-half acres in Harris Township, Stanley County, and 
situated on the west side of Highway 52, having a frontage of ap- 
proximately 400 feet and being situated between the property of 
W. B. Ellis on the north and W. F. Waggoner on the south and the 
center line of the Northern and Western Railroad on the west, at a 
price of $15,000 to be paid: 29 per cent upon the delivery of the deed 
and the balance in three annual installments with interest at 6 per 
cent per annum. 

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Church Extension Committee 
be authorized to use funds available to it for payment of the down- 
payment and that the Trustees be authorized to execute in the name 
of Mecklenburg Presbytery the balance purchase money note and 
deed of trust payable in three annual installments with interest at 
6 per cent per annum and containing full prepayment privileges. 

RESOLUTION 

WHEREAS, East Presbyterian Church has purchased for its Manse 
the property at 1336 Redcoat Drive (Lot 58, Stonehaven, Section 6, 
May Book 12, page 151) and has acquired such property subject to a 
loan made by Mutual Savings & Loan Association to John Thomasson 
Construction Co. endorsed individually by John Thomasson and wife 
and secured by a deed of trust upon the property. 

WHEREAS, it was a condition of the purchase of said property 
that East Presbyterian Church would arrange for John Thomasson and 



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wife to be relieved of their obligation as co-signers or guarantors 
of said note to Mutual Savings & Loan Association in the amount 
of $23,400. 

WHEREAS, the Church Extension Committee of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery has recommended to Mecklenburg Presbytery that it 
authorize its Trustees to guarantee the repayment of said loan. 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that Mecklenburg Presbytery 
agree to guarantee to Mutual Savings & Loan Association the repay- 
ment of the above loan, provided, however, that the obligation of 
Presbytery is to insure that monthly payments in the amount of 
$168 be made to Mutual Savings & Loan Association, it being under- 
stood that Mecklenburg Presbytery shall have no responsibility in 
connection with the repayment of the loan except in monthly install- 
ments as aforesaid. 

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Trustees of Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery be authorized and directed to execute guaranty in the name of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery under the authority of this Resolution. 

PETITION TO ORGANIZE A PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
IN MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

We, the undersigned persons, do hereby respectfully petition the 
Presbytery of Mecklenburg to organize a Presbyterian Church in the 
Moore's Chapel community of Mecklenburg County to be known as 
the Presbyterian Church. 

It is our intention, and we do so promise, to become charter mem- 
bers of this new church either by profession of faith or by transfer of 
membership from another Christian church. 

We do solemnly promise, in reliance upon God for strength, to 
walk together as an organized church, on the principles of the faith 
and order of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, and to be 
zealous and faithful in maintaining the purity and peace of the whole 
Church, and to support it with our time, talents and means. 

Henry H. Hight, Lucile D. Hight, Freddy H. Hight, Elizabeth R. 
Clark, Frank W. Clark, Mark W. Clark (5), Reba Lynn Clark (9), 
Mary Moss, Margo Hipp, William R. Craft, Eula Craft, Richard Deese, 
Margie Deese, Richard Deese, Jr. (IV2), Harvey M. Hipp, Daphine H. 
Hipp, William Lee Hipp, Robert Neal Hipp (13), Timmy Hipp (11), 
Hugh J. Auten, Lola P. Ross, Miss Dianne Ross, Charlene Summer- 
ville, Jenny Summerville, Mrs. Lester L. Nichols, A. D. Auten, Mrs. 
A. D. Auten, Shirley Humphries, Donald R. Ross, Mary A. Ross, Scott 
Ross, Donna Ross, Mrs. Cecil J. Husband, Mary Kathryn Ross (6), 
Renae Auten (8), Alan Auten (5), William Ross Hendrix, Mrs. W. R. 
Hendrix, Mason B. Watkins, Annie B. Watkins, Robert H. Husband, 
Jo Ann H. Husband, Ronald D. Husband, Becky Shealy, Charlene 
Shealy, Lisa Shealy (9), Charles Shealy, Mrs. Ralph Auten, Sr., Mr. 
T. L. Stowe, Bertha Stowe, Nellie D. Stowe, Laura Stowe, Mrs. D. D. 
Harris, Mrs. Paul Auten, Paul Auten, Paula Auten, Gina Auten, Ralph 
Auten, Jr., Annie Summerville, Charles W. Summerville, Mary Wat- 
kins, Robert Allen Watkins, Mrs. Clarence Hoffman, Mr. Clarence Hoff- 
man, Mrs. John E. Ragan, Jr., John E. Ragan, Jr., Mr. Charles R. Hipp, 
Sr., Mrs. R. E Merrell, Mrs. Charles R. Hipp, Charles Hipp, Jr., Joy 



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Christine Watkins (2), Gary Hipp, Leslie Hoffman (5), Linda Hoff- 
man (11 mo.), Mike Ragan (8), Lynne Ragan (6), Hita Hipp, Mary Jane 
Hipp, William J. Shearer, Eunice Shearer, Thomas McCorkle, Evelyn 
McCorkle, Jerry P. Auten, Selba S. Auten, Dorothy L. Price, Jerry D. 
Price, Sammy A. Price, Dwight H. Price, J. H. Gladden, Mrs. J. H. 
Gladden, Brenda Gladden, Nancy Gladden, Chris Auten (3), Mike 
Auten (8 mos.), Lenora Price, Mrs. F. A. Clark, Ernest L. McCorkle, 
Charlotte Hipp (6), Mildred Grice, Elizabeth Grice, Luther G. Stewart, 
Fleeta M. Stewart, Mary Joyce Stewart, Gary E. Stewart, Margaret 
R. Clark, Wilmer A. Clark, Barry Dean Clark (5), Donna M. Clark, 
Ernest C. Todd, Mary Ann Todd, Edward Clark Todd (3), W. E. 
Husband, Clara W. Husband, Sherry Darlene Husband, Willene Hus- 
band, Bill Husband, Jr., Howard Clayton Cline, Mary A. Cline, L. D. 
Howell, Elma Howell, Mrs. Bessie Grice, J. Earl Auten, Jessie D. 
Auten, Bertha Mae Hoard, Tony W. Hoard, Patricia C. Hoard, Leonard 
P. Hoard (4), Robert W. Hoard (1), Jack Hawfield, Mary D. Hawfield, 
Paul Hawfield, Steve Hawfield, Peggy Hawfield, James A. Johnston, 
Joanne H. Johnston, Sandra Ann Johnston (7), Daniel Johnston (9), 
Samuel Jay Johnston, (3), Duke A. Jones, Mrs. Myrtle W. Jones, Duke 
A. Jones, Jr., John E. Jones, Eugene F. Tucker, Mildred H. Tucker, 
Tommie Lynn Tucker, James R. Long, S. W. Watkins, Jo Watkins, 
Terri Watkins (5), Carolyn Watkins, Mason B. Watkins, Cathey Wat- 
kins (6), Robert Watkins (5). 

Church Extension Committee 
Presbytery of Mecklenburg 
Dear Brethren, 

The Session of the Paw Creek Presbyterian Church concurs with 
the petition to the Presbytery of Mecklenburg of those of its members, 
and others in the Moore's Chapel Community, requesting organization 
as a Presbyterian Church. 

Functioning as a Chapel of the Paw Creek Church, this group 
pledged $11,418.80 to the work of our Lord during 1967. Beginning regu- 
lar worship on the second Sunday in January under the leadership of 
the Reverend Angus Mclnnis, The Chapel in The Garden has con- 
tributed a total of $4,474.21 as of March 31, 1967, $531.25 of which 
has been remitted to Presbytery as benevolent offering. Eleven new 
members have been received during this time. 

With confidence in the future growth, witness, and service of a 
Presbyterian Church in the Moore's Chapel Community, we heartily 
endorse the aforementioned petition. 

The Session 

Paw Creek Presbyterian Church 

Robert J. James, Moderator 

On motion, the Presbytery appointed the following Com- 
mission to effect the organization of "The Chapel in the 
Garden": 

Ministers: Robert J. James, Chairman, Angus Mclnnis, Wayne 
Aughinbaugh, Paul Felker, Leslie Thompson, Cecil Lawrence. 

Ruling Elders: Dr. Harvey Johnston, Westminister; Mr. David 



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Wilson, Steele Creek; Mr. Douglas Aitken, Avondale; Mr. Adrian 
Cathey, Paw Creek. 

It is further suggested that the Commission be granted the 
privilege of inviting the Reverend J. Edward Craig of the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Easley, South Carolina, to sit with the Commission 
and preach the sermon. Other parts to be assigned by the Chairman; 
the date, time, and place to be set by this Commission. 

The Church Extension Committee was excused to meet 
immediately in the prayer room. 

Christian Action 

The Rev. Dan Durway presented to the Presbytery Ruling 
Elder William Mulliss who was granted permission of the floor 
to make this report, drawn up by him and Elder Joseph Grier. 
It was further moved that copies of this report be sent to the 
churches of the presbytery by the Stated Clerk. 

HOW DO CHRISTIANS DISAGREE WITH ONE ANOTHER? 

The Christian Action Committee of the Mecklenburg Presbytery- 
requested the writers to prepare a brief paper, from a lawyer's point 
of view, on the question: "How do Christians disagree with one an- 
other? : ' 

A great many persons, including ourselves, who profess to be 
Christians and sincerely consider themselves to be Christians habitu- 
ally disagree with their fellow men and women in a very un-Chris- 
tian manner in many areas of life — personal, political, church, social 
and others. In view of this very real fact of life, we felt we could make 
our points in a better and more positive way if we substituted 
"should" for "do" in the question. People professing to be Christians 
do disagree with one another in ways Christians should not. The dif- 
ference between "How Do Christians Disagree" and "How Should 
Christians Disagree" is of paramount importance in the consideration 
of this subject, and the record of how far short of Christian behavior 
hosts of professing Christians, including a vigorous, vocal and in- 
fluential representation of preachers and church officers, have fallen 
in how they actually do conduct themselves in their disagreements is 
indeed a sad one. 

Some years ago a statistical study was made of the volume of civil 
litigation resulting from automobile collisions. Among others, the facts 
were developed that in about 90% of the accidents the rights of the 
parties were adjusted without a law suit and that of the law suits 
brought nine out of ten were settled short of a jury verdict. Thus, 
only one accident in a hundred produced a controversy which was 
pressed to the extreme of a jury verdict. Although we have no 
comparable statistics at hand on disagreements in general among 
Christians we feel confident that a high proportion would be re- 
solved without harmful controversy if the following principles were 
applied: 

1. Establish the correct facts and all of them. (This is the process 



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which more than any other brings about amicable adjustments 
of the rights of parties having potentially adverse interests.) 

2. Recognize and respect the right of others to have opinions 
which differ from our own. (Even the notoriously sharp-tongu- 
ed Voltaire is credited with expressing himself as willing to 
defend to the death the right of others to say things he disap- 
proved.) 

3. Use enlightened self-interest in discussion and debate by re- 
membering that a convincing, temperate argument may con- 
vert the audience to the proponent's view, but that churlish, 
sarcastic, bombastic or other unattractive behavior will be like- 
ly to serve the cause of the opposition. 

4. In issues before our Church, observe all of the foregoing and in 
addition refrain from acting outside the courts of the Church 
where the issues are within the jurisdiction of those courts, 
and honor the decisions reached by properly constituted 
Church Courts to the fullest extent conscience permits despite 
differing personal preferences. 

We would like to close with an incident which we believe illus- 
trates the value of utilizing the four principles we have outlined. 
Three years ago at the 104th General Assembly the Standing Com- 
mittee on Inter-Church Relations asked Executive Secretary Marshall 
Dendy of the Board of Christian Education, Executive Secretary T. 
Watson Street of the Board of World Missions, and Dr. Edward 
Grant, Former Moderator of the General Assembly, to address the 
Assembly with respect to their views on the importance of our 
Church's membership in the National Council of Churches. Dr. Dendy 
described in considerable detail the substantial amount of assistance 
exchanged under the auspices of the National Council between our 
Board of Christian Education and similar Boards of other members 
of the National Council. Dr. Street pointed out, among other things, 
that over half the budget and over half of the personnel of the Na- 
tional Council were committed to foreign mission activities, and that 
the first form of the National Council and its predecessors was brought 
about in the foreign mission fields where such co-operative effort had 
been a necessity. Dr. Grant reported that he strongly favored our 
Church's remaining in the main stream of world cooperation among 
the churches, that he deplored the idea of isolationism for our Church, 
and that he thought our Church should by all means remain in the 
National Council, even though he, as one of our Church's members 
on the National Council, continued to have the personal unpleasant- 
ness of being in the minority on some of its activities. 

Recommendations of the Standing Committee with regard to our 
Church's membership in the National Council of Churches were then 
debated fully, with the debate focused particularly on the activities 
of the National Council Committee on Religion and Race. In this 
connection, the Standing Committee recommended: 

"That the General Assembly instruct our representatives 
to the National Council of Churches to continue to convey our 
concern that some activities of the Commission on Religion 
and Race are ill advised, and that in the future the Commis- 
sion consider the conscience of local ministers and sessions 



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and consult with and seek to work more closely with local 
ministers, councils of churches and dedicated Christians, as 
we believe this course offers a far better way of solving our 
racial tensions." 

The Chairman of the Standing Committee moved that the fore- 
going recommendation be adopted. After further debate an amend- 
ment was proposed by a Commissioner from Texas and was adopted, 
adding the following to the Committee's recommendation: 

"The General Assembly declares that the policies, activi- 
ties and pronouncements of the Commission on Religion and 
Race should be interpreted as representing the policies, ac- 
tivities and the pronouncements of the Presbyterian Church 
in the United States to the extent, and only to the extent, 
that the same are consistent with previously approved action 
and policy of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church in the United States/' 

After this, the recommendation, as amended by the addition of the 
amendment, was adopted by a clear majority which was possible be- 
cause many of the misgivings indicated by a substantial number of 
Commissioners with respect to the activities and pronouncements of 
the National Council and certain of its officers had been allayed. The 
facts had been presented with care, the rights of others to hold 
differing views had been recognized and respected, the debate had 
been spirited but mature, the moderator had been firm and fair, and 
the rules and procedures of the General Assembly had been adhered 
to throughout. 

Joseph W. Grier, Jr. 

William F. Mulliss 

Campus Christian Life 

The Rev. David Wilkinson presented this report which was 
adopted, and Presbytery heard Dr. Dan Zeluff on this subject. 

Your CCL Committee served as host to the CCL Committee of the 
Synod of North Carolina during its Annual Fall Study Conference 
held in Charlotte, November 20-21, 1966. Some seventy-five Synod 
CCL members, local chairmen, and CCL workers attended the meeting. 
On Sunday morning, November 20th, Campus Chaplains spoke in fif- 
teen of our churches in Mecklenburg Presbytery, describing their 
work on campuses in the Synod. The Sunday evening program was 
held in Presbyterian Hospital Chapel and Ovens Auditorium, Presby- 
terian Hospital. The Monday morning session was held at Covenant 
Presbyterian Church, and with the cooperation of Dr. Loy H. Wither- 
spoon, UNC-C Chaplain, the degelates to the conference enjoyed a 
fine luncheon at UNC-C. 

Some of the themes covered during the conference were: 

"Financial Support of the Campus Ministry." 

"Our Participation in United Ministers in Higher Education and 
the United Campus Christian Fellowship." 

"The Church's Ministry to Social Institutions." 

"Broadening the Role of the Local CCL Committee." 



22 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Your chairman has attended several meetings of the Advisory 
Committee to the Chaplain of UNC-C. A proposed Constitution for 
a United Religious Ministry at UNC-C has been prepared and is now 
under consideration by the various churches participating in the 
Chaplaincy Program at UNC-C. It is our hope that Dr. Loy Wither- 
spoon, Chaplain UNC-C, may be with us in a future meeting of Pres- 
bytery to describe for us the Religious Program at UNC-C, and the 
anticipated United Religious Ministry on this fast growing campus. 

The Campus Christian Life Program at Presbyterian Hospital, and 
to some degree on our other hospital campuses, continues to move 
forward under the able leadership of Miss Ann McGirt. 

Some examples of activities participated in by student nurses, 
student technicians, and other hospital personnel are: (a) Annual 
Christian Enrichment Week — conducted by outstanding leaders from 
college and university campuses; (b) Spring and fall over-night re- 
treats at such places as Montreat and Camp Stewart; (c) Special Bible 
study programs conducted by local ministers and the hospital chap- 
lain; (d) Regular Christian Fellowship programs, social activities, and 
projects, e.g. on Thursday, April 20th, a group of students will attend 
the presentation of the play "J.B.", at St. Andrews College; (e) Stu- 
dents and other hospital personnel participate in and assist with 
Thursday evening vespers, and Sunday morning Sunday School in the 
Hospital Chapel. Also, students bring patients and families to the 
Chapel. 

Dr. Lawrence Boggs, M.D., Urologist, and a member of Covenant 
Presbyterian Church, has recently been appointed chairman of the 
local hospital Campus Christian Life Committee. Dr. Boggs has 
brought enthusiasm and expert guidance to this work. 

A vital part of the CCL program is the rendering of counseling 
services to the students and other personnel by the hospital chaplain 
and Miss Ann McGirt, campus religious worker. 

As a part of this report it is requested that Presbytery hear for a 
few moments Dr. J. Daniel Zeluff, Professor of Bible and chaplain 
to Queens College, concerning the religious program among the stu- 
dents at Queens. Dr. Zeluff is doing an outstanding work as chaplain 
not only to the students, but also to faculty and other personnel on the 
Queens College campus. 

Ministerial Education 

The Rev. Tom A. Cutting, Jr., gave this report, and it was 
adopted: 

The Committee on Ministerial Education is responsible for the 
care and feeding of Mecklenburg Presbytery's candidates for the 
ministry. On February 6, 1967. we visited our candidates at Union 
Theological Seminary, conferred with them concerning their progress 
and needs, and shared with them and their wives a dinner at the 
Presbyterian School of Christian Education. We appreciate the cover- 
age given this meeting by The Mecklenburg Presbyterian. We have 
maintained contact with our other candidates through other visits, 
telephone conversations, and correspondence. 



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The Committee made a grant of $50 from the Alexander Fund to 
Candidate Dwight O. Christenbury, Jr. to help him with his expenses. 

The Committee makes the following recommendations: 

(1) That the application of Candidate J. Paxton Wray, a junior at 
Princeton Theological Seminary, for an educational loan from the 
Board of Christian Education be endorsed by Presbytery. 

(2) That the requests by candidates for letters of transfer be 
granted: Donald W. Smith (Columbia Theological Seminary, Class of 
1966) to New Orleans Presbytery, and Kenneth Davis (Union Theo- 
logical Seminary, Class of 1967) to Wilmington Presbytery. 

It is the privilege of the Committee on Ministerial Education to 
present to Presbytery H. Alan Elmore, a member of the Sugaw Creek 
Church who has received the hearty recommendation of his Session. 
Mr. Elmore is a graduate of Clemson College, class of 1960, and now is 
a junior at Columbia Theological Seminary. The Committee has met 
with him, examined his credentials, inquired about his character and 
suitability for the ministry, and now makes the following recom- 
mendation: That the application of H. Alan Elmore be found in order 
and that Presbytery proceed to examine him with a view to receiving 
him as a Candidate for the Ministry of the Word. 

It is also the privilege of the Committee to report that after 
careful investigation, the Commission on the Minister and His Work 
joins with the Committee on Ministerial Education in recommending 
unanimously the following (according to Manual of Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery, Chapter XI, 6, d-3); That Paul Leonard, graduate of Davidson 
College with B.A. (Honors in History) in 1962 and graduate of the 
Divinity School of the University of Chicago with B.D. in 1965, be 
admitted to examination with a view to ordination. 

Candidate 

Mr. Cutting presented to the Presbytery Ruling Elder H. 
Alan Elmore of the Sugaw Creek Church Session to be ex- 
amined as a Candidate for the Gospel Ministry. Mr. Elmore 
was examined by the Moderator; the Rev. Leslie Thompson 
charged the Candidate, and the Rev. Horace H. Hilton, Jr., led 
the Presbytery in prayer. The Moderator declared Mr. Elmore 
a Candidate under the Care of this Presbytery and pronounced 
the Benediction. Mr. Elmore was enrolled. 

Christian Education 

The report of this Committee, presented by the Rev. James 
Stuart, was received as information. 

Commission on the Minister and His Work 

The Rev. Russell M. Kerr gave this report in two parts: 
Part I, as a Commission, was admitted to record; Part II, as a 
committee, was adopted as amended, item 6, an amendment by 
the Rev. Robert Turner. 



24 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

THE REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON 
THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

Part I. The following minutes of the Commission are submitted to 
the Presbytery for admission to the record: 

1. The Commission on the Minister and His Work of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery met in Philadelphia Presbyterian Church at 4 o'clock on 
February 23. The meeting was opened with prayer by Teaching Elder 
Francis O. Alston. Other Commission members present were: Ruling 
Elders R. A. Willis, Jones Y. Pharr, and Teaching Elders Paul H. 
Felker, Graham C. McChesney, T. W. MacLean, and J. Cecil Lawrence 
(in an advisory capacity). Consequent to its prior agreement by tele- 
phone because a quorum could not be present for the regular meeting 
on February 9 because of the snow, the Commission granted the re- 
quest of the Reverend D. A. McRight for the dissolution of the pas- 
toral relationship existing between him and the Macedonia Church in 
order that he might accept a call in the Concord Presbytery. Ruling 
Elder Paul O'Quinn reported that the congregation had concurred in 
this request in a meeting on February 5, 1967. The Stated Clerk of 
Presbytery was requested to send a letter of transfer for Mr. Mc- 
Right. Reverend Francis O. Alston was appointed moderator protem 
for the Session of the Macedonia Church and the Star Church. The 
meeting was closed with prayer by Mr. Willis. 

Thomas W. MacLean, Secretary 

2. The Commission on the Minister and His Work of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery met in the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, at 1:30 
o'clock on March 23, with the Reverend Russell M. Kerr, Chairman, 
presiding. The meeting was opened with prayer by Teaching Elder 
Francis O. Alston. Other Commission members present were: Teach- 
ing Elders Paul H. Felker, Graham C. McChesney, T. W. MacLean, 
Warner L. Hall. The Commission heard the request of the Reverend 
Frank M. Brown that it dissolve the pastoral relationship existing 
between him and the Forest Hill Presbyterian Church in order that he 
might accept the call to Norfolk Presbytery. Elder H. B. Cheyne, 
representing the Forest Hill congregation, was also present and re- 
ported that at a meeting of the congregation on March 19 the congre- 
gation had reluctantly concurred with the minister in his request. 

The Commission then heard the request of the Reverend Henry 
Mooney that Presbytery dissolve the pastoral relationship existing 
between him and the Clanton Memorial Presbyterian Church in order 
that he might accept a call to Florida Presbytery. Elder J. T. Wind- 
ham, representing the congregation, was also present and reported 
that at a meeting of the congregation on March 19 the congregation 
had reluctantly concurred in Mr. Mooney's request. 

These requests were granted. The Stated Clerk was requested to 
send letters of transfer accompanied by letters of commendation to 
the respective presbyteries. Expressions from several members of the 
Commission were made of appreciation to Mr. Brown and Mr. Mooney 
for their ministries in their churches and in the Presbytery. A prayer 
was offered for God : s blessing upon the ministers in their new fields 
of service and upon the churches they were leaving. Moderators-pro- 
tem were appointed; for the Session of the Forest Hill Church — Rev- 
erend Dan Durway; for the Session of the Clanton Memorial Church 



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— Reverend G. E. Dixon. The meeting was adjourned with prayer by 
Dr. Hall. 

Thomas W. MacLean, Secretary 

Part II. The Commission on the Minister and His Work, serving 
as a committee, submits the following report: 

1. The Commission reviewed the terms of the call of the Selwyn 
Avenue Presbyterian Church for the ministerial services of Reverend 
Robert H. Harney, Jr., as follows: Annual salary of $8,700 payable in 
monthly installments of which $1,000 is designated as manse expense, 
suitable manse and annual utility allowance of $600, annual automo- 
bile allowance of $1,000, Ministers' Annuity (10%), major medical, 
social security coverage, annual vacation of four weeks, one week per 
year for continuing study, seminary, conferences, etc., annual ap- 
propriation in the regular budget of the sum of $200 for professional 
expenses, including books, periodicals, seminars, etc., moving ex- 
penses from Norfolk. 

2. The Commission had a conference with Mr. Paul Leonard, a 
candidate under the care of Mecklenburg Presbytery. Following the 
conference the Commission has notified the Committee on Ministerial 
Education that Mr. Leonard has met the requirements of Presbytery 
for ordination in regard to Chapter 11 (6) (D) (3), so far as the Com- 
mission is concerned. 

3. The terms of the call of the Session of the Trinity Presbyterian 
Church for the pastoral services of Mr. Paul R. Leonard, Jr., as assist- 
ant pastor, have been reviewed. The terms are as follows: Annual 
salary of $6,600, the church's portion of the Ministers' Annuity Fund, 
$1,800 in addition to the annual cash remuneration to be designated 
for manse expense, $1,200 travel expense, four weeks vacation and one 
week education conference annually, participation in major medical 
and group life insurance. 

4. The Commission is joining the Church Extension Committee in 
encouraging the discussion of the possibility of entering into Union 
Church agreements with congregations in the Associate Reformed 
Presbyterian Church. 

5. The Ridgecrest and Oakboro Churches request a change in the 
terms of the call to their minister, the churches assuming the full 10% 
of annuities and the major medical insurance. The Oakboro Church 
wishes to increase the salary from $1,120 to $1,200. 

6. The following churches request a change in the terms of the 
call to their ministers, the church to assume the full 10% of the 
Ministers' Annuity: St. John Church, the First Church, Ellerbe, Pee 
Dee Church and Mt. Gilead Church. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the call of the Selwyn Avenue Church for the ministerial 
services of Reverend Robert H. Ramey, Jr., be found in order and 
presented to him upon his reception into the Presbytery. 

2. That the letter of transfer from the Norfolk Presbytery for 
Reverend Robert H. Ramey, Jr., be found in order and that he be 
admitted to examination for admission to Mecklenburg Presbytery. 



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3. That the call of the Session of the Trinity Church for the min- 
isterial services of Mr. Paul R. Leonard, Jr., be approved and present- 
ed to him upon his ordination. 

4. That the request of the Oakboro and Ridgecrest Churches be 
granted. 

5. That the requests of the St. John Church, the First Church, 
Ellerbe, the Pee Dee Church and the Mt. Gilead Church be granted. 

6. The Presbytery notes that churches belonging to the Presby- 
terian Church, U. S., and the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church 
have common interests which may be served better in a united church 
than in separate congregations. 

Mecklenburg Presbytery not only warmly encourages the talks 
with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church concerning Union 
Churches but further hopes that this may lead to talks concerning 
union between our two denominations. 

7. That the Presbytery of Mecklenburg overture the General 
Assembly requesting that a Union Church agreement be established 
between the Presbyterian Church, U. S., and the Associate Reformed 
Presbyterian Church. 

Russell M. Kerr, Chairman 

Other Commissions 

On recommendation of the Stated Clerk the following re- 
ports of Commissions were adopted to record. 

Installation of Rev. Robert S. Owens, Jr. 

The Commission appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to install 
Rev. Robert S. Owens, Jr. as minister of Plaza Presbyterian Church 
was convened in the church office at 7:00 P.M. January 29, 1967. The 
meeting was called to order by the chairman, Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence, 
and opened with prayer by C. H. McCall, Jr. Rev. A. Leslie Thomp- 
son was elected clerk. 

The following members of the commission were present: Dr. J. 
Cecil Lawrence, Rev. James E. Fogartie, Rev. A. Leslie Thompson. 
Elders: C. H. McCall, Jr., Albert D. Leopold. 

The Commission reviewed the program as outlined in the church 
bulletin and assigned parts to each member. The installation service 
began at 7:30 in the Church Sanctuary. 

Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence presided and led in the Worship service; 
Elder Albert Leopold read the Scripture Lesson; Rev. James E. 
Fogartie preached from the text I Kings 18:21 "If the Lord is God, 
follow Him; but if Baal, then follow him." and used as the subject 
"Rival Loyalties." 

Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence gave the constitutional questions to the 
minister-elect and to the congregation and led the installation prayer; 
Rev. A. Leslie Thompson charged the minister and C. H. McCall the 
congregation. The benediction was given by Rev. Robert S. Owens, Jr. 

Following the service, the Commission met in the church office, 



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read and approved the minutes, and adjourned with prayer by Albert 
D. Leopold. 

A. Leslie Thompson 

Secretary 

Installation of Rev. Zane M. Moore 

The Commission to install Rev. Zane M. Moore as pastor of the 
Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church met at the church in the 
pastor's study at 6:30 P.M., February 5, 1967. The meeting was called 
to order by Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence, who called upon Mr. Randolph Nor- 
ton to open the meeting with prayer. 

Charles L. McDonald was elected secretary. 

The order of service as printed in the bulletin was reviewed and 
approved. The installation service began in the sanctuary at 7:00 P.M. 
Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence presided and propounded the constitutional 
questions; Mr. John Rosser led the responsive reading; Mr. James W. 
Price read the Scripture; Rev. Charles McDonald had the evening 
prayer; Rev. Joe E. Stowe, of Concord Presbytery, by invitation of 
the Presbytery of Mecklenburg, preached the sermon titled, "God 
Wants You Now"; Mr. Randolph Norton gave the charge to the con- 
gregation; and Dr. R. A. Young gave the charge to the minister. Mr. 
Moore pronounced the apostolic benediction at the close of the service. 

Following the service the Commission re-convened and heard and 
approved the reading of the minutes to be written with the service 
in the bulletin as an outline. 

The meeting of the Commission was adjourned with prayer by 
Dr. R. A. Young. 

Charles L. McDonald, Secretary 

Installation of Rev. Dwight L. Barker 

The commission met in the pastor's study, East Presbyterian 
Church, 7:00 P.M. Feb. 12, 1967. Those present were: Ruling Elder 
Roger Blackwelder of the East Presbyterian Church, Rev. Angus Mc- 
Innis, Rev. J. E. Wayland, Rev. Dwight L. Barker, Dr. J. Cecil 
Lawrence, Dr. David E. Wilkinson. The meeting was convened with 
prayer by Mr. Blackwelder. Dr. Wilkinson was elected secretary. The 
commission reviewed the order of service and assigned parts to the 
members. The installation service began at 7:30 P.M. in the sanctuary 
(Fellowship Hall). Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence presided. Mr. Roger Black- 
welder read the scripture. Rev. Angus Mclnnis preached the sermon 
on the theme "Paul Plans for a New Work". Dr. Lawrence propounded 
the constitutional questions to the minister and the congregation. Dr. 
Wilkinson delivered a charge to the pastor. Mr. Wayland charged the 
congregation. After the singing of the closing hymn, Mr. Barker pro- 
nounced the benediction and the congregation came forward to greet 
and welcome Mr. & Mrs. Barker and their children. The commission 
met again in the study. A motion was passed that the minutes of the 
proceedings be approved and that the commission stand adjourned. 
Mr. Wayland led the closing prayer. 

David E. Wilkinson 
Secretary 



28 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Installation of Rev. James P. Barksdale 

The commission met in the pastor's study at 7:00 P.M. and was led 
in prayer by Ruling Elder A. D. Leopold. The Rev. David E. Wilkin- 
son was elected secretary. The order of service was reviewed and each 
member was briefed on his part. The installation service began in the 
sanctuary of St. Paul church at 7:30 P.M. with Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence 
presiding. Mr. Wilkinson led the prayer of confession and assurance 
of pardon. Ruling Elder John C. Rosser, St. Paul Church, read the Old 
Testament scripture and Ruling Elder William T. Crowder, St. Paul 
Church, read the New Testament scripture. The Rev. Malcolm B. Sea- 
well, minister of The Church of Reconciliation, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
who was invited by presbytery to participate in the installation, 
preached the sermon on the theme "Naught for Your Comfort". Dr. 
Lawrence propounded the constitutional questions to the minister and 
to the congregation. The Rev. William A. Stewart, minister of Seigle 
Avenue Presbyterian Church, delivered a charge to the pastor and Mr. 
A. D. Leopold gave a charge to the congregation. After the singing 
of a hymn and the pronouncement of the benediction by Mr. Barks- 
dale, Mr. and Mrs. Barksdale were greeted warmly by the congrega- 
tion. The commission reconvened in the pastor's study. A motion 
was passed that the minutes be found in order and that the com- 
mission adjourn. Mr. Stewart led the closing prayer. 

David E. Wilkinson, Secretary 

Lunch Recess 

After several announcements, the Rev. Leonard Topping 
led the Presbytery in prayer which included petition for Chap- 
lain Fred McAlister as well as Table-grace; Presbytery re- 
cessed and reconvened at 1:30 p.m., with the singing of a 
hymn and the Rev. John King led in prayer. 

Moderator-nominee 

Subsequent to several nominations and withdrawals, the 
Rev. Eugene Poe, one who had withdrawn, was elected Mod- 
erator-in-nomination. 

Resolution 

The Rev. Arthur Beard moved the adoption of the follow- 
ing resolution: 

That Presbytery commend the retiring Moderator for his 
very fine message, and that this be mimeographed and dis- 
tributed to the members of the Presbytery. 

Examinations 

The Rev. Warner L. Hall presented the Rev. Robert H. 
Ramey, Jr. to the Court; under the adopted report of the Com- 
mission, above, Mr. Ramey's certificate of Transfer from the 
Presbytery of Norfolk has been received and he admitted to 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 29 

examination. Dr. Hall's examination of Mr. Ramey was sus- 
tained as a whole. Mr. Ramey was enrolled and welcomed as 
a member of the Presbytery. The Call of the Sewlyn Avenue 
Church was placed in his hands and Mr. Ramey signified his 
acceptance. Presbytery then established the following Com- 
mission for his installation: 

Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery 

To Install Rev. Robert H. Ramey 

Pastor — Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church 

May 7, 1967 11:00 A.M. 

Ministers — J. C. Lawrence, to Preside and propound the Con- 
stitutional questions. Fred C. Holder, Peter Jorgensen. 

Ruling Elders— W. E. Price, B. S. Gray, Al Leopold, B. G. McCall. 

Dr. Frank H. Caldwell to be invited to sit with the Commission 
and preach the sermon. 

Parts were not assigned by the Presbytery for the delivery of 
the Charge to the MINISTER or to the CONGREGATION. 
These parts to be assigned by the Commission. 

Ruling Elder D. G. Kimbrell was given the privilege of the 
floor and invited the Presbytery to a reception for Mr. Ramey 
at the Selwyn Ave. Church immediately following the morning 
service on May 7, 1967. 

Dr. Hall presented Candidate Paul Leonard to the Court, 
Mr. Leonard's admission to examination for ordination having 
been previously approved. Dr. Hall stated that the Committee 
on Examinations had examined Mr. Leonard's written sermon 
"Naive Idealist and Wanton Realist" from John 1:1-18, his 
exegesis of Mark 1:1-8, and his Thesis on "Horace Bushnell and 
Emil Brunner on Atonement". On motion, these were approved 
and commended. Dr. Hall had Mr. Leonard read a paper setting 
forth his theological knowledge and belief; the Rev. Marcus B. 
Prince, Jr., examined in Bible, and the Rev. Charles L. Mc- 
Donald examined in Church Government and Sacraments. 
Following the preaching of his sermon on John 1:1-18, Mr. 
Leonard's examination as a whole and in all its parts was sus- 
tained as satisfactory and Mr. Leonard commended, and ad- 
mitted to ordination. Presbytery appointed as his Ordination 
Commission Ministers: Louis Patrick to preach, Francis Mayes 
to charge the pastor, and Dan Durway to preside and propound 
the constitutional questions; Elders: George E. Edmunds and 
Don E. Jones, Trinity Church; Frank R. Carson, Westover Hills 
Church, and, to sit with the Commission as its guest, Elder L. S. 
Terrell, Hapesville Presbyterian Church, Georgia. This ordina- 



30 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

tion will be at the Trinity Church during the morning worship 
on May 14th, 1967. 

Standing Committees 

Under these reports there were no reports from Bills and 
Overtures or Judiciary as no matters were placed before them; 
Attendance is given under Enrollment, and Resolutions report- 
ed during the Lunch Recess and is printed below. 

Synod's Minutes 

1. We have received the minutes of Synod and find them 
in order. 

2. Attention is called to the resolution adopted at Synod 
establishing a committee to study the boundaries of all the 
Presbyteries, which committee is to report to the Synod this 
year. As the Presbytery which submitted the resolution which 
was defeated, all of us will await with keen interest the report 
of this committee, since it will probably affect the work of our 
Presbytery in a vital way. 

Records of Presbytery 

The Standing Committee met and examined the minutes 
of the Stated Meeting on January 24, 1967, the Called Meeting 
on December 28, 1966, and the Adjourned Meeting on January 
4, 1967, and found them to be in good order. We commend the 
Clerks for their good work and devotion to duty. 

Resolutions 

We are grateful to God for the 256th Stated Meeting of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery, held at the Hickory Grove Church 
on April 18, 1967. 

We express our sincere thanks to the moderator, the Rev. 
T. Duke Williams, and to all other officers and committee 
chairmen for their labors to make Presbytery a receptive in- 
strument of our Lord in the work of His Kingdom. 

We are indebted to the Hickory Grove Church, its pastor, 
the Rev. Glenn Robinson, the officers and members of the 
Congregation for their gracious hospitality, the use of their 
facilities and the delicious meal which was prepared and 
served by the Women of the Church. 

We recommend that these resolutions be adopted by Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery, and that a copy be provided for the 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 31 

Hickory Grove Session, to be read to the Congregation of the 
Hickory Grove Church on the next Lord's Day. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

Your committee has examined the Minutes of the McGee and Troy- 
Churches and recommends that they be approved with exceptions. 

McGee Church: 1. That minutes of a Congregational Meeting are 
not and should not be a part of the Sessions Minutes but placed in a 
separate section in the back of the minutes. 

2. That one item of business for which a congregational meeting 
was taken care of but it was not included in the purpose for which 
the meeting was called. 

3. That the Minutes of a Session Meeting do not require the 
signatures of the Moderator. Only the Minutes of a Congregational 
meeting require this. 

TROY CHURCH: 1. Minutes of all meetings not read and ap- 
proved. 

2. All Commissioners to Presbytery did not report attendance. 

3. No statistical report for 1966 appended. 

Thomas C. Byran, Chairman 

Report of the Special Committee to Study Camp Stewart 

and the Camp and Conference Program 

Background 

The work of this committee was begun at least in 1963 when a 
special committee was established by the Christian Education Com- 
mittee. At that time there was particular interest in developing a 
program based on the Covenant Life Curriculum with special em- 
phasis on Adult Education (and also Home and Family oriented op- 
portunities). 

In the fall of 1964 that special committee gave quite an extensive 
report which went into great detail about use of Camp Stewart, type 
of program there, and personnel to be employed. It appears to this 
present committee that many of the things that appeared in that ex- 
tensive report of 1964 have come to pass and have been validated. 
Some have not. 

The report recommended the retention of Camp Stewart; its use 
to be largely as a retreat center; no more property to be purchased 
at the present location; the seeking of a portion of land in another 
location for future use as a summer camping site; the employment 
of a resident Director- Administrator; the employment of a part-time 
business manager; the employment of a secretary as needed. 

However, this report was not adopted. Presbytery asked the 
Christian Education Committee to continue to "study along this sug- 
gested direction and make a specific report." In January 1965 refer- 
ence was made by the Christian Education Committee Chairman to 
this study but no recommendations were made. Then, in April 1965 



32 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

the Christian Education Committee asked that a special committee 
be set up "to study what the camping program of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery should be on a long term basis." This committee was ap- 
pointed in July 1966. 

It seems, to this committee, that this matter has been thoroughly 
studied but the Presbytery seems reluctant to make a decision. What 
the reasons are we do not know, though we have some definite 
thoughts. Nevertheless, the time is long past when a decision should 
have been made. We believe the time has come to make a decision, 
but we also recognize that such a delay as has occurred may prove to 
be good in the light of the fact that we have new information. The 
time has come to decide and to take action. 

This committee has met for three long meetings and a great deal 
of travel and personal contacts go into this report. Several individual 
assignments have been carried out. We have talked to leaders in the 
camp and conference program; we have visited sites; we have carried 
on correspondence; one member attended a 3-state consultation on 
camps and conferences which lasted two days. After all this the 
committee confidently makes its report and specific recommendations. 

Findings 

Between 1960 and 1966 the total number of people using Camp 
Stewart increased from 4,433 to 9,818. Yet the number of resident 
campers in presbytery sponsored camps declined from approximately 
350 to 250. In short, while other uses of the camp increased the resi- 
dent presbytery camps either remained where they were or declined. 
Many reasons are given for this. The camp conference consultation 
indicated that it might be the camp program, poorly trained leader- 
ship, inadequate promotion, etc. This committee felt that other factors, 
outside the camp itself, enter the picture such as mobility (people can 
go more places), rise of family camping and trailer camping, af- 
fluence enabling persons to attend more expensive camps, and the 
multitude of activities provided for youngsters (little league, swim 
teams, etc.). Whatever the cause there is general decline in camp at- 
tendance. There are, however, exceptions where some camps are grow- 
ing larger and thriving. But again, these are exceptions rather than 
the rule. 

On the other hand there has been a definite increase in the use of 
camp facilities for retreats, study sessions, recreational outings, small 
group study and training, church officer training, etc. A significant 
use of camp was by 1,500 in the inner-city day camp program in 1966. 
Many church camps which have been winterized have been used by 
students, business firms, etc. While many camps have been in financial 
difficulty others have moved toward solvency because of year round 
use of facilities by varied groups. 

In the camp and conference consultation it was reported that the 
high cost of goods and services was making the small camp a luxury 
we can no longer afford (studies revealed that a camp could not break 
even with fewer than 50 campers). Therefore, careful attention should 
be given to co-operative use of existing public and private facilities 
rather than the purchase of new facilities, in other words, for the 
present time money could be better spent on rent and transportation 
rather than on purchases of facilities. The matter of co-operative use 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 33 

of church-owned facilities interested this committee very much and 
explorations have been carried on with camp leaders of Concord, 
Fayetteville, and Kings Mountain Presbyteries. In addition the com- 
mittee has studied the availability and use of public parks and 
facilities. (Use of public owned parks for organized, week-long, 
resident camping was not very promising but their use by mobile 
caravans of trailer, or tent, camping might prove highly desirable.) 

Changes are under way in camping and conferences. Co-operative 
and/or ecumenical use of facilities may be wise. Joint program de- 
velopment and direction by two or more presbyteries seems to be 
a possibility. Swapping of facilities that offer different functions is a 
way of exercising good stewardship. 

All these findings and more go into the recommendations that are 
offered. It is the committee's point of view that these findings offer a 
good base from which we make specific recommendations. 

Recommendations 

I. Camp Stewart as a Retreat Center 

A. That Camp Stewart be continued and maintained primarily 
as a well developed retreat and recreation center with secondary 
use as day camp and resident camp, in that order; 

B. That the camp be thoroughly winterized and adequately 
furnished and equipped to meet its renewed use as a retreat 
center; 

C. That the Christian Education Committee in consultation 
with other presbytery agencies using camps produce recom- 
mendations on facilities needed for the Christian Education Pro- 
gram primarily and also for the total program of presbytery and 
that presbytery approve expenditures up to $5,000 for the employ- 
ment of an architect to work up a master plan based on program 
proposals worked out by the Christian Education Committee in 
consultation with other presbytery groups and committees; 

D. That the camp be suitable for use by groups other than 
church groups in order to make the camp operate without a 
deficit. 

II. Camping and Conference Program 

A. That, for the present, the camp be used for presbytery spon- 
sored resident camping for no more than three weeks in the 
summer so that retreats, day camps, special study programs, and 
church groups might use the camp more often for snorter periods 
than an entire week; 

B. That the Christian Education Committee offer a variety of 
opportunities, experiences and methods in the out of doors such 
as pack camping, canoe trips, fishing trips, trailer camping, tent 
camping, etc. Further, of "wilderness type" camping is desired 
that the Christian Education Committee, or its agent, work with 
other presbyteries havng adequate facilities to rent or swap use 
of facilities for specified times and programs; also that co-opera- 
tive or joint programs for specific groups be planned and directed; 
Finally that use of facilities at various locations be explored be- 
fore investing in additional properties; 



34 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

C. That the Christian Education Committees and others en- 
gaged in use of camps and conferences be cognizant of changes, 
trends, and future possibilities and be prepared to shape programs 
and use facilities with flexibility; 

D. That no investment in additional property be made, unless 
negotiations fail for rental or exchange use of facilities for varied 
types of camping and further that the desirability of such varied 
type programs be well established; 

E. That a sound fiscal policy be established regarding use and 
future growth of camp facilities. 

Amendment 

F. That the Christian Education Committee continue to explore 
the possibilities of securing property other than Camp Stewart 
for use by Mecklenburg Presbytery for resident camping. Such 
camping to include the possibility of such things as Tent Camp- 
ing, Canoe Camping, Trail Camping, Hogans, Cabins, etc. 

The Christian Education Committee will present a progress 
report to the Presbytery not later than the spring meeting in 1968. 

III. Personnel 

A. *That a Director- Administrator be employed who shall: 

1. Be a good administrator first of all 

2. Possess experience, interest, and training in camps, confer- 
ences and retreats and shall have a general knowledge of the 
dynamics of group work, communication, and Christian 
nurture, 

3. Offer resource capacity for program development, program 
promotion, scheduling of facilities, and training of leadership. 

4. Be responsible to the Christian Education Committee through 
an appropriately designated sub-committee (The Christian 
Education Committee would prepare, in writing, a basic job 
description on the priorities in this recommendation.) 

(*Note: Perhaps consideration could be given by the Christian 
Education Committee to the possibility of this person also 
working in other roles directly related to camp, such as the 
Inner-City program of day camps and recreation, etc.) 

B. That a Secretary-Treasurer be employed 

1. To serve as secretary to Director- Administrator 

2. To serve as treasurer receiving and disbursing funds under the 
direction of the Director-Administrator. 

C. That the present caretaker be retained. 

(Clerk's Note: The report was adopted as amended: an amendment 
by the Rev. Robert Turner, which became item F. under sec- 
tion II.) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 35 

Definitions: 

1. Retreat Center: An area for all-weather programs consisting of 
heated facilities for sleeping, eating, and bath facilities along 

with conference room(s). 

2. Camping: Primarily outdoor opportunities for summer experi- 
ence. No winterized area, possibly hogan (tent facilities). 
Usually has a central kitchen, dining area, and open or un- 
heated pavilions or lodges. 

3. "Wilderness-type" Camping: Camp in the rough where facili- 
ties are much fewer than those listed under "camp". Might 
range from public park facilities to a facility with man-made 
equipment or structure (such as park camping on hiking 
expedition). 

4. Administrator: One who oversees, coordinates, and provides 
service for programs planned by himself or by others. 

Nominations 

The Rev. John R. McAlpine, III, gave a partial report 
which was adopted: 

Rev. Leslie Thompson to replace Rev. Frank Brown on 
Church Extension, Class of 1968; 

Rev. Dwight Barker to replace Rev. Henry Mooney on 
Christian Education, Class of 1968. 

Dr. Lawrence Boggs to replace Dr. E. J. Dunning on 
Christianity and Health, Class of 1968. 

Dr. James P. Alexander (1969) as chairman of Christianity 
and Health. 

Proposed Plan of Union 

Dr. Graham McChesney raised a question concerning Pres- 
bytery's study of the Proposed Plan of Union between the Re- 
formed Church of America and the Presbyterian Church in 
the United States. On motion this was referred to the Council 
of Presbytery for implementation. 

Next Meeting 

Presbytery received with appreciation an invitation from 
the Cook's Memorial Church for the July 18, 1967 stated meet- 
ing of Presbytery, beginning at 9:00 a.m. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. Fol- 
lowing the singing of one stanza of "Blest Be The Tie That 
Binds", Presbytery stood adjourned after a closing prayer and 
Benediction by the Rev. Paul Felker. 

Oren Moore, Jr. Malcolm R. Williamson 

Permanent Clerk Stated Clerk 



INDEX 

258th Staled Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Page 

1. Organization and Worship Service — Communion 9 

2. Enrollment of Presbytery 9-10 

3. Visiting Brethren 10-11 

4. Report of Committee on Attendance 11 

5. Election of Moderator 11 

6. Welcome and presentation of Docket 11-12 

7. Appointment of Standing Committees 12-13 

8. Communications 13 

9. Dissolution of Morgan Memorial Church 13 

10. Report of Presbytery Council 13-14 

11. Report of Church Extension Committee 14-16 

12. Resolutions re purchase of property 16-17 

13. Petition to organize Church 17-18 

14. Commission appointed 18-19 

15. Report on Christian Action 19-21 

16. Report on Campus Christian Life 21-22 

17. Report on Ministerial Education 22-23 

18. Reception of Candidate 23 

19. Report on Christian Education 23 

20. Report of Commission on Minister and His Work 23-26 

21. Commissions on Installations 26-28 

22. Election of Moderator-Nominee 28 

23. Resolution re Moderator's Sermon 28 

24. Reception of Minister 28-29 

25. Examination of Candidate for Ordination 29 

26. Reports of Standing Committees 30-31 

27. Report on Camp Stewart 31-35 

28. Report of Committee on Nominations 35 

29. Proposed plan of Union 35 

30. Time and place of next meeting; Adjournment 35 






PRESBYTERY'S ST ATISTICAL REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR YEAR 1966 



i-in PRESBYTERY OF MECKLENBURr. 

ALL TOWNS ARE IN N. C. EXCEPT AS NOTED- 

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MULBERRY *X. .... 

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YEAR 



PLACE OF MEETING 



Oct., 


L952 


Charlotte First 


Jan., ] 
April, : 
July, : 
Oct., 


L953 
1953 
1953 
L953 


Mallard Creek Church 
Thomasboro Church 
Paw Creek Church 
Robinson Church 


Jan., 
April, : 
July, : 
Sept., : 


L954 
L954 
L954 
L954 


Covenant Church 
Williams Memorial Church 
McQuay Memorial Church 
Cook's Memorial Church 


Jan., 
April, : 
July, ] 
Sept., ] 


L955 
1955 
1955 
L955 


Myers Park Church 
Monroe First Church 
Camp Stewart 
Sugaw Creek Church 


Jan., 
April, : 
July, 
Sept., ] 


[956 
L956 
1956 
L956 


Sharon Church 
Bethel Church 
Pleasant Hill Church 
Camp Stewart 


Jan. 
Apr., ] 
July, : 
Sept., : 


L957 
1957 
1957 
L957 


Selwyn Avenue 
Clanton Memorial 
Westminster 
Plaza 


Jan., 
April, : 
July, 1 
Sept., ] 


L958 
L958 
L953 
L958 


Badin Church 
Philadelphia Church 
Central Steele Creek 
Camp Stewart 


Jan., 
April, : 
July, ] 
Sept., ] 


L959 
L959 
1959 
1959 


Biscoe Church 
Providence Church 
Westover Hills Church 
Paw Creek Church 


Jan., ] 
April, ] 
July, : 
Sept., 3 


I960 
I960 
L960 
[960 


Charlotte First 
Amity Church 
Covenant Church 
Robinson Church 


Jan., 
April, 1 
July, 1 
Oct., 1 


[961 
L961 
.961 
[961 


Sardis Church 
Camp Stewart 
Trinity Church 
Covenant Church 


Jan., ] 
Apr., 3 
July, 1 
Oct. 1 


[962 

L962 
[962 
1962 


Steele Creek Church 
Hopewell Church 
Covenant Church 
Selwyn Avenue 


Jan. 
April, : 
July, : 
Oct. ] 


L963 
L963 
1963 
L963 


Myers Park 
Rockingham First 
Candor Church 
Westover Hills 


Jan. 
April, : 
July, : 
Oct., 


[964 
L964 
L964 
L964 


Wilmore Church 
St. Giles Church 
Third Church 
Mulberry Church 


Jan. 
April : 
July, 3 
Oct., ] 


[965 
[965 
[965 
[965 


Thomasboro Church 
Forest Hill Church 
Avondale Church 
Caldwell Memorial Church 


Jan. 
Apr., ] 
July, 1 
Oct. 1 


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L966 
.966 
.966 


St. Giles Church 
Huntersville Church 
Sardis Church 
First Church, Charlotte 


Jan. ] 
Apr., ] 


.967 
.967 


Selwyn Avenue Church 
Hickory Grove Church 



MODERATOR 

Elder C. W. Robinson 

Rev. L. I. Stell 
Rev. H. B. Carter 
Rev. J. A. Carriker 
Rev. J. C. Lawrence 

Rev. Watt M. Cooper 
Rev. H. G. Bedinger 
Elder J. B. KuykendaU, Jr 
Rev. Warner L. HaU 

Rev. R. M. Kerr 
Rev C. S. Miller 
Rev. S. M. Hutchison 
Elder Legette Blythe 

Rev. S. H. Zealy 
Rev. R. C. Long 
Rev. I. H. Chadwick 
Elder Joe W. McLaney 

David E. Wilkinson 
Rev. W. M. Boyce 
Rev. A. T. Taylor 
Rev. Ben F. Moore 

Rev. W. B. McSwain 
Rev. Jas. R. Crook 
Rev. Robert Turner 
Rev. J. S. Garner 

Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr. 
Rev. Stewart W. Yandle 
Rev. E. Lee Stoffel 
Elder Angus R. Shaw 

Rev. R. W. Rayburn 
Rev. W. M. Boyce, Jr. 
Rev. James E. Fogartie 
Rev. E. B. Cooper 

Rev. Ben F. Ferguson 
Elder Thomas C. Ruff 
Rev. Stuart Ritchie 
Rev. A. Clarke Dean 

Rev. G. E. Dixon 
Rev. J. E. Craig 
Rev. N. C. Kirkland 
Rev. Marcus Prince, Jr. 

Rev. Harry H. Bryan 

Rev. B. Hoyt Evans 
Rev. D. O. Mclnnis 
Rev. A. B. Montgomery 

Rev. Dwight L. Barker 
Rev. R. E. Hildebrandt 
Dr. Harvey Johnston 
Rev. E. E. Newberry 

Rev. Paul H. Felker 
Rev. John R. McAlpine III 
G. Douglas Aitken 
Rev. W. Chester Keller 

Rev. R. S. Woodson 
Rev. M. R. Williamson 
Joseph W. Grier 
Rev. E. B. Cooper 

Rev. Frank S. Jones 
Rev. T. Duke Williams 



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MINUTES 

of 

MECKLENBURG 

PRESBYTERY 



Volume 8 Number 3 



257th Stated Meeting 
Cook's Memorial Presbyterian Church 
Charlotte, N. C. 
July 18, 1967 



Called Meeting 
Montreat, N. C. 
June 6, 1967 



Next Stated Meeting 

Providence Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, N. C. 

October 17, 1967 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



DOCKET SCHEDULE 



WINTER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

Reports of Commissions and 
Committees 

(a) Presbytery's Council 

(b) Records of Presbytery 

(c) Education 

(d) Assembly's Work 

(e) Ministerial Education 

(f) Christian Education 

(g) Sessional Records 
Reports of Treasurers and 

Trustees 

Election of Commissioners to 
General Assembly 

New and Unfinished Business 

Place of Next Meeting 

Nominate Moderator 

Adopt Minutes 

Adjourn 

SPRING MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 

Communion Service 

History and Memorials 

Reception of Ministers and 
Candidates 

Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 
Committees 

(a) Church Extension 

(b) Ministerial Education 

(c) Presbytery's Council 

(d) Synod's Minutes 

(e) Records of Presbytery 
New and Unfinished Business 

Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 



SUMMER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 

History and Memorials 

Reception of Ministers and 
Candidates 

Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

Reports of Commissions and 
Committees 

(a) Presbytery's Council 

(b) Ministerial Education 

(c) Records of Presbytery 

(d) Homes 

New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 

FALL MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 

Communion Service 

History and Memorials 

Reception of Ministers and 
Candidates 

Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

Reports of Commissions and 
Committees 

(a) Presbytery's Council 

(b) Ministerial Education 

(c) Assembly's Minutes 

(d) Nominations 

(e) Records of Presbytery 

(f) World Missions 

(g) Women's Work 

New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 



The Stated Session of Presbytery convenes at 9:00 A.M. on 
the third Tuesday in each quarter, fourth Tuesday in January. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 3 

DIRECTORY OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 
Revised to July 18, 1967 

OFFICERS OF THE PRESBYTERY 

The Rev. Eugene Poe, Moderator of Summer Meeting 
The Rev. Malcolm R. Williamson, Stated Clerk (1967) 
The Rev. Or en Moore, Jr., Permanent Clerk (1969) 
The Rev. G. E. Dixon, Assistant Clerk (1968) 
The Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence, Executive Secretary (1969) 
The Rev. Angus Mclnnis, Field Representative of the Church Ex- 
tension Committee (1968) 

TRUSTEES 
Davidson College — Elected for four years: 

1967— The Rev. Robert Turner (2); Mr. W. F. Mulliss (2) 

1968— Mr. George S. Crouch (3); Mr. John Belk (1); The Rev. 

Warner L. Hall (2) 
Presbytery: 

Mr. Paul B. Bell, Chairman 
1967— Mr. Paul B. Bell 
1968— Mr. David J. Craig, Jr. 
1969— Philip Hedrick 

COMMISSIONS 
The Minister and His Work: The Rev. Russell Kerr, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. Warner L. Hall, The Rev. Paul Felker, Mr. R. A. 

Willis 
1968— The Rev. Thomas MacLean, The Rev. Francis Alston, Mr. 

Horace McCall 
1969 — Rev. Russell Kerr, Rev. Jones Y. Pharr 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Rev. Fred C. Holder, Chairman 
1967— Mr. Randolph Norton, Mr. J. B. Kuykendall 
1968— The Rev. A. B. Montgomery, Mr. Howard Snow 
1969— Rev. Fred C. Holder, J. Robert Covington 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. NOMINATIONS: 

Rev. John R. McAlpine III, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. John R. McAlpine, III, The Rev. Eugene Poe, Dr. 

Harvey W. Johnston 
1968— The Rev. A. B. Montgomery, The Rev. Russell Kerr, Mr. 

H. K. Sledge, Jr. 
1969 — Rev. David Wilkinson, Rev. John R. McAlpine III, Dr. James 

Hemphill. 

2. SESSIONAL RECORDS: 

Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, Chairman, 1969 

The Chairman and members of Presbytery 

3. WORLD MISSIONS AND OVERSEAS RELIEF: 

The Rev. Eugene Daniel, Jr., Chairman. 
1967— The Rev. R. E. Hildebrandt, Mrs. Russell M. Kerr, James H. 

Barnhardt, Mrs. H. F. Porter 
1968— The Rev. Harry Bryan, Mr. J. B. Watt, Dr. Hugh D. Verner 
1969— Rev. Eugene Daniel, Mrs. L. E. McGinn, R. V. Liles 

4. ANNUITIES AND RELIEF: 

1967 — The Rev. Frank L. Goodman, Mr. David Featherstone 



4 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

1968 — The Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, Mrs. J. Cecil Lawrence 
1969— Burnell S. McGirt, I. A. Jones 

5. MINISTERIAL EDUCATION: 

The Rev. Tom A. Cutting, Jr., Chairman 
1967— The Rev. Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., The Rev. Tom A. Cutting, 

Jr., Ed Sanders. 
1968 — The Rev. A. J. Morrison, Dr. Thomas Sparrow 
1969 — Rev. Oliver Carmichael, Rev. Eldon Wadsworth, D. B. Gettys 

6. EXAMINATION: 

Rev. Warner L. Hall, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. James G. Stuart, J. Norton Stribling, The Rev. 

Marcus Prince, Jr., Rev. Richard Hildebrandt 
1968— The Rev. Charles L. McDonald, The Rev. Robert Turner, 

Mr. Winthrop Long 
1969— Rev. Warner L. Hall, Rev. John McVay, David Wilson 

7. CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION: 

The Rev. John M. Handley, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. John M. Handley, The Rev. Horace Hilton, Mr. 

Harold Thompson 
1968— The Rev. Robert Murdock, The Rev. W. G. Workman, Mr. 

]VTcA.lister Carson Sr 
1969— Rev. Daniel Zeluf'f, Rev. Paul Beazley, James P. Sifford 

8. ASSEMBLY'S SPECIAL CAUSES: 

1967 — Mr. Hamer Leach, Mr. George Midgett 

1968— The Rev. E. B. Cooper, The Rev. Roscoe Fisher, Mr. Charles 

Sellers 
1969 — Rev. French B. O'Shields, Mrs. Boyd Alexander, James 

Putman 

9. HOMES: 

Rev. Paul Thrower, Chairman 
1967 — Mr. James Cannon, Mr. Plato Davenport 
1968— The Rev. Charles Sutton, The Rev. Paul Thrower, Mr. Lee 

Kerns 
1969 — Rev. Fred J. Harmon, Ross Cathey, Thomas Edwards 

10. WOMEN'S WORK: 

Rev Douglas Paulson, Chairman 
1967 — The Rev. Douglas Paulson 
1968 — The Rev. Robert S. Woodson 
1969— Rev. James E. Sewell 

11. CHRISTIAN ACTION: 

Rev. Charles E. S. Kraemer, Chairman 
1967 — Mr. Jones Y. Pharr 

1968 — The Rev. Daniel Durway, Mr. A. Walton Litz 
1969 — Rev. Charles E. S. Kraemer, James Barrus 

12. CHRISTIANITY AND HEALTH: 

Dr. James P. Alexander, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. William Stewart 
1968 — Dr. Lawrence Boggs 
1969 — Dr. James P. Alexander 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME, CHARLOTTE 

Mr. Joseph Logan, Rev. E. Lee Stoffel, Rev. John R. McAlpine III. 

13. PRESBYTERIAN FOUNDATION: 

Mr. Gene Cathey, Chairman 
1967 — Mr. Gene Cathey, Mr. Ernest Hunter, Jr., Mr. Jord H. Jordan 
1968— The Rev. Shelton Hutchison, Mr. Joe Boone 
1969 — Rev. Peter Jorgensen, Rev. Leonard Topping 

14. PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY: 

The Rev. Francis Alston, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. Arthur Beard 
1968— The Rev. Francis Alston 
1969— Miss Phoebe Drye 

15. CAMPUS CHRISTIAN LIFE: 

Rev. David Wilkinson, Chairman 
1967 — The Rev. David Wilkinson, Dr. Harvey W. Johnston 
1968— The Rev. William K. Leach 
1969— Rev. H. Louis Patrick, Richard O'Hair 

16. EVANGELISM: 

The Rev. Leighton Ford, Chairman 
1967 — The Rev. Paul A. Home, Mr. Henderson Belk 
1968— The Rev. Leighton Ford, The Rev. Fred Turner, Mr. J. V. 

Zimmerman 
1969— Rev. E. O. Byrd, William A. White, Jr. 

17. TELEVISION, RADIO, AUDIO-VISUALS (TRAV): 

The Rev. Francis Womack, Chairman 
1967 — The Rev. Francis Womack, Mr. Paul Marion 
1968— Dr. Harold Sluder, Loonis McGlohon 
1969 — Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Charles Trexler 

18. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: 

The Rev. James G. Stuart, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. R. Jack Sadler, Miss Jeanie Ogilvie, The Rev. J. G. 

Stuart, The Rev. John C. Laughlin, Mr. J. Cecil Massey 
1968 — The Rev. Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, Jack Hamilton, The Rev. 

Dwight Barker, The Rev. W. D. Morton, Mr. Blair Cathey 
1969— Rev. E. Lee Stoffel, Rev. David B. Jenkins, Rev. Charles 

M. Murray, Boyce M. Brown, Jack O. Boyte 

19. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF CHURCH EXTENSION: 

The Rev. James E. Fogartie, Chairman 
1967— The Rev. D. E. Wilkinson, Mr. G. Douglas Aitken, Mr. Boyce 

Brown, The Rev. E. P. Poe, The Rev. James E. Fogartie 
1968 — The Rev. Leslie Thompson, The Rev. Francis B. Mayes, Jr., 

The Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr., Dr. Harvey W. Johnston, Mr. 

James E. McGill 
1969— Rev. J. S. Russell, Rev. A. B. Montgomery, Rev. John R. 

McAlpine III, Harold J. Dillehay, Robert Stokes. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES 
1. Small Churches: 2. Ministers' Salaries 

Rev. Robert Turner, Chairman Mr. Thomas C. Ruff, Chairman 
Rev. Russell Kerr Mr. Jones Y. Pharr 

Mr. D. G. Kimbrell Mr. George Stovall 

Mr. R. A. Willis, Jr. Dr. Curtis Fincher 

Mr. I. A. Jones 



6 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

J. W. Grier, H.R. 

Q. N. Huneycutt, Th.D Unionville, Stephenson 

J. C. Grier, H.R. 

M. B. Prince, Jr Williams Memorial 

W. B. Neill, H.R. 

R. A. Young, H.R. 

W. M. Walsh, D.D., H.R. 

Roy F. Whitley, Th.D Monroe First 

Charles E. S. Kraemer, D.D President PSCE 

Warner L. Hall, Ph.D Covenant 

T. W. MacLean Avondale 

John A. Carriker, H.R. 

S. M. Hutchison Smallwood 

D. S. Chalabie, H.R. 

Carl S. Miller Mt. Gilead, Pee Dee 

W. J. Huneycutt, H.R. 

Roy E. Hoke, H.R Professor 

D. E. Wilkinson, D.D Hospital Chaplain 

E. B. Cooper Pageland, Salem 

Russell M. Kerr Philadelphia 

J. E. Wayland, Jr Cornelius, Bethel 

J. S. Garner, H.R. 

W. G. Workman, Ph.D., H.R. 

Robert Turner Synod Director C. E. 

Fred C. Holder Amity 

Malcolm R. Williamson, H.R Stated Clerk 

E. L. Stoffel Charlotte First 

T. Duke Williams Altan, Bethany 

Letehton S. Ford Evangelist 

G. E. Dixon W. H. Belk 

James E. Fogartie Myers Park 

M. A. Cochrane, Jr Amay James 

Frank S. Jones, H.R. 

A. B. Montgomery, Th.M., D.D Caldwell Memorial 

Harry H. Bryan, D.D Covenant (Associate) 

J. R. McAlpine III Steele Creek 

J. C. Lawrence, Th.M., D.D. Executive Secretary- 
Robert S. Woodson, M.A., Th.D., H.R Westminster (Associate) 

A. J. Morrison McQuay Memorial 

T. B. Ruff, H.R. 

John R. Cunningham, D.D., H.R. 

Francis Alston Ellerbe First 

Angus G. Mclnnis Field Representative 

Daniel L. Durway Covenant (Associate) 

Paul H. Felker Mulberry 

Herbert W. Dale Johnston Memorial 

Robert E. Huey, H.R. 

David Boyce, Th.M Chaplain 

Glenn B. Robinson Hickory Grove 

Herbert V. Carson, Th.M., D.D., H.R. 

Betts Huntley Foreign Missionary 

Oren Moore, Jr Westover Hills 

Charles E. Sutton McGee 

Roscoe B. Fisher 

Frank L. Goodman Norman, Mt. Carmel 

Tracy V. Fisher Cameronian 

Horace H. Hilton Sugaw Creek 

R. Jack Sadler Commonwealth 

William A. Stewart, Jr Seigle Avenue 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

John H. McVay Hamlet First 

Richard E. Hildebrandt Wilmore 

Leland A. Richardson Chaplain 

John M. Handley Huntersville 

James Gordon Stuart Sardis 

H. Louis Patrick, D.D Trinity 

Francis M. Womack. Jr Robinson 

John C. Laughlin Carmel 

Douglas L. Paulson St. Andrews 

Leonard W. Topping Charlotte First (Associate) 

J. Arthur Beard Marshville, New Salem 

Tom A. Cutting, Jr Providence 

David C. Hambrick, Jr Chaplain 

Robert E. Murdock Oakboro, Ridgecrest 

Eugene P. Poe Westminster 

David B. Jenkins Rockingham 

J. Shepherd Russell Albemarle 

Paul P. Thrower Troy 

James E. Sewell Norwood 

William D. Morton Waxhaw 

Charles L. McDonald Pleasant Hill 

Eugene L. Daniel Myers Park (Associate) 

Wayne R. Aughinbaugh Cook's Memorial 

Thomas C. Bryan Eastminster 

Francis B. Mayes, Jr Sardis (Associate) 

Marshall E. Tobias Camp Greene 

Paul W. Beazley Marston, Marks Creek 

Peter M. Jorgensen Selwyn Avenue (Assistant) 

Paul A. Home Ramah 

William K. Leach Newell 

A. M. Keith Siler 

W. B. McSwain Walkersville 

Eldon Wadsworth Hopewell 

Daniel Zeluff Assistant Professor 

Walter D. Clark City Mission 

Vaughn Earl Hartsell Rourk, McLean 

James H. Sell Camden, Morven 

Fred P. Turner Albemarle Road 

Lloyd Frederick Griffie Candor 

E. O. Byrd, Jr Charlotte Third 

Oliver W. Carmichael Sharon 

Fred J. Harmon Indian Trail 

Charles M. Murray Myers Park (Minister Education) 

F. B. O'Shields St. Giles 

John W. Bolton Caldwell Memorial (Associate) 

A. Rudolph Hendricks South Tryon 

W. H. Jarrett Biscoe 

David C. Kennedy Matthews 

Robert J. James Paw Creek 

Fred R. McAlister Chaplain 

A. Leslie Thompson Pineville 

Dwight L. Barker East 

James P. Barksdale, Jr St. Paul 

Zane M. Moore Central Steele Creek 

Robert Sanford Owens Plaza 

J. William Stork, H.R. 

Robert H. Ramey, Jr Selwyn Avenue 

Paul Leonard Trinity (Minister of Education) 

Leonard Bullock Thomasboro 

Frank H. Caldwell Presbyterian Foundation 

Kenneth P. Craig Mallard Creek 

Neely McCarter Professor 

Total Ministers 121 



8 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ROLL OF CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

William E. Alexander, Union Seminary, Sardis Church. 

Samuel Monroe Busch, Jr., Locust Church. 

George L. Ducker, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Myers Park. 

John M. Duncan, Louisville Seminary, Covenant. 

Charles D. Elliott, Wilmore Church. 

H. Alan Elmore, Columbia Seminary, Sugaw Creek Church. 

David T. Fisher, Columbia Seminary, Cameronian Church. 

John R. Goodman, Union Seminary, Norman Church. 

George H. Kuykendall, Jr., Union Seminary, N. Y., Covenant. 

Rodney R. Love, Louisville Seminary, Intern, Paw Creek Church. 

David F. Mclnnis, Davidson College, Covenant Church. 

Hoyt F. Nance, Rt. 1, Box 255, Huntersville, N. C, Huntersville 
Church. 

Robert C. Page, III, Chapel Hill, N. C, Covenant Church. 

William G. Phipps, Columbia Seminary, Intern, Forest Hill. 

Javan W. Reid, Jr., Candor Church. Austin Theological Seminary. 

H. Carson Rhyne, Jr., Presbyterian College, Mulberry Church. 

Eugene R. Rucker, 1558 Bryson Dr., Decatur, Ga., Plaza Church. 

James H. Shackelford, Covenant Church. 

Charles R. Sizemore, U. of N. C. — Charlotte, Caldwell Memorial. 

Kendall B. Tarleton, Davidson College, Covenant Church. 

Roy Z. Thomas, III, Union Seminary, Trinity Church. 

Charles A. Van Wagner, Selwyn Ave. Church. 

David C. Verner, Johns Hopkins University, Myers Park Church. 

Roy P. Wilson, Jr., St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Charlotte, N. C, 
Avondale Church. 

James Paxton Wray, Princeton Seminary, Sardis Church. 



CANDIDATES FOR LAY SERVICE 

Eleanor Anne Pepi, Princeton Theological Seminary, Myers Park 
Church. 






MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 9 

Called Meeting of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Mecklenburg Presbytery, Montreat, N. C, June 6th, 1967 

Constitution Requirements having been met Mecklenburg 
Presbytery at the direction of the Synod of North Carolina 
met in Anderson Auditorium, Montreat, N. C. on Tuesday 
afternoon at 5:30 June 6th 1967. 

The purpose of the meeting as set forth in the call was 
to grant the Rev. Graham C. McChesney a letter of transfer 
to the Presbytery of Wilmington and to dissolve the pastoral 
relation between him and the St. John Church of Charlotte; 
the dissolution to become effective July 15th. 

The meeting was called to order by the Moderator, the 
Rev. T. Duke Williams and opened with prayer by the Rev. 
S. M. Hutchison. 

The following were enrolled — 

Ministers — Glenn R. Robinson, Robert S. Owens, Jr., Ed- 
win O. Byrd, Jr., Robert Turner, F. B. O'Shields, Jr., Warner 
L. Hall, D. L. Paulson, T. W. MacLean, F. M. Womack, R. H. 
Ramey, Robert S. Woodson, S. M. Hutchison, J. R. McAlpine, 
M. B. Prince, Jr., S. M. Busch, Frank H. Story, Zane M. Moore, 
Charles Sutton, Angus Mclnnis, W. R. Aughinbaugh, John Mc- 
Vay, J. C. Lawrence, E. B. Cooper, Fred P. Turner, Malcolm 
R. Williamson, L. W. Topping, G. E. Dixon, Eldon D. Wades- 
worth, Russell Kerr and W. D. Morton. 

Ruling Elders — Clyde M. Bingman, Albemarle Road; Jack 
C. Cathey, Third; Irwin Vance, Hopewell; W. B. Young, Cen- 
tral Steele Creek; Palmer Maples, Jr., St. John; A. Walton Litz, 
Myers Park; Carl E. Walden, Commonwealth; Ted Campbell, 
Paw Creek; E. E. White, Cook's Memorial; J. C. Mitchell, 
Hamlet; Frank Marshall, Mulberry; James J. Bigger, Steele 
Creek; B. W. Alexander, Mallard Creek; H. Y. Alexander, 
Covenant; A. P. Williams, Marks Creek; J. L. Haselden, Selwyn 
Avenue; W. S. Berryhill, Covenant; J. C. Dulin, Robinson; Mrs. 
Harriet Preston, St. Andrews; J. C. Pope, Williams Memorial; 
and Joseph Allen, Plaza (21). 



10 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The Presbytery heard a request from the Rev. Graham 
McChesney that he be granted a letter of transfer to Wilming- 
ton Presbytery in order that he might accept a call to assume 
the pastorate of a newly organized Church. He also requested 
that the pastoral relation existing between him and the St. 
John Church of Charlotte be dissolved effective July 15th. 
Ruling Elder Palmer Maples, Jr. of the St. John Church made 
a brief statement to Presbytery stating that at a Congregation- 
al meeting of the St. John Church the Church had concurred 
with Mr. McChesney that the pastor relation be dissolved. 

These requests were granted and the Stated Clerk was 
directed to write a letter of commendation for Mr. McChesney 
to be sent with the letter of transfer to the Stated Clerk of Wil- 
mingon Presbytery. 

Ministers Warner Hall, J. C. Lawrence and E. B. Cooper 
spoke words of appreciation for the services of Mr. McChesney 
during the time he has been a member of our Presbytery. 

The meeting was closed with prayer by the Rev. Marcus 
B. Prince, Jr. 

Malcolm R. Williamson, Stated Clerk 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 11 

The Two Hundred Fifty-Seventh 

Stated Meeting of 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 



Cook's Memorial Presbyterian Church 
Charlotte, North Carolina 
July 18, 1967 9:00 A.M. 

Presbytery met at the above time, place, date. The retiring 
Moderator, the Rev. T. Duke Williams had the Presbytery sing 
a hymn. The Rev. Wayne Aughinbaugh led the court in prayer. 
Mr. Williams read Philippians 3:8-21, using as his text, "this 
one thing I do," and preached on "The Passion of Paul". Then 
Mr. Williams called the Presbytery to order. 

Presbytery was enrolled, a quorum being present, as 
follows: 

The Roll 

Ministers — Francis O. Alston, W. R. Aughinbaugh, Edwin O. Byrd, 
Dwight L. Barker, John W. Bolton, Thomas C. Bryan, S. Monroe 
Busch, Oliver Carmichael, Walter D. Clark, M. A. Cochrane, J. R. 
Cunningham, Tom A. Cutting, Jr., Herbert W. Dale, Eugene L. Daniel, 
Jr., G. E. Dixon, Daniel L. Durway, T. V. Fisher, Roscoe Fisher, Frank 
L. Goodman, John Handley, O. R. Hendricks, R. E. Hildebrandt, Roy 
E. Hoke, Fred C. Holder, Shelton M. Hutchison, Robert J. James, 
W. H. Jarrett, Frank S. Jones, Peter M. Jorgenson, David C. Kennedy, 
Russell M. Kerr, John King, John C. Laughlin, J. Cecil Lawrence, 
W. K. Leach, Paul R. Leonard, T. W. MacLean, Angus G. Mclnnis, John 
H. McVay, Carl S. Miller, A. B. Montgomery, Oren Moore, Jr., A. 
Jackson Morrison, Bob E. Murdock, Douglas L. Paulson, E. P. Poe, 
M. B. Prince, Jr., R. H. Ramey, Jr., Thomas B. Ruff, R. Jack Sadler, 
James H. Sell, Jr., James Sewell, William Stewart, A. Leslie Thomp- 
son, Paul P. Thrower, M. E. Tobias, Jr., Leonard W. Topping, Fred P. 
Turner, Eldon D. Wadsworth, W. M. Walsh, J. E. Wayland, Roy F. 
Whitley, D. E. Wilkinson, T. Duke Williams, Malcolm R. Williamson, 
Francis M. Womack, Robert S. Woodson, Dan Zeluff (68). 

Ruling Elders — Albemarle First, James P. Sifford; Amity, Al 
Browne; Avondale, J. A. Higgins; Badin, P. M. Dulin; Bethlehem, 
Hugh Harper; Bethel, W. M. Knox; Biscoe, Oscar L. Stevens; Camer- 
onian, Colon McDonald; Charlotte First, Charles W. Patterson, James 
A. White; Caldwell Memorial, J. O. Boyette; Carmel, R. E. Mason, Jr.; 
Central Steele Creek, Ralph L. Young; Clanton Memorial, Harvey B. 



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Hunter; Cook's Memorial, Robert S. Lathan; Commonwealth, Ira Hill; 
Covenant, William L. Capps, Ralph F. Kiser, Harold G. Robinson; 
Eastminster, J. M. Altman; Ellerbe First, H. B. Lamm; Hamlet First, 
John Williamson; Forest Hill, Roy D. Dayvalt; Hickory Grove, R. L. 
Wright; Hopewell, Chester W. Kidd; Huntersville, E. A. Sims; Indian 
Hill, M. E. Bratton; Indian Trail, James Vickery; Johnston Memorial, 
E. R. Hyder; Locust, R. L. Smith; Macedonia, Daniel J. McCaskill; 
Marks Creek, G. D. McRae, Jr.; Mallard Creek, Joe M. Wilson; 
Matthews, W. A. Hood; Memorial, James A. Johnston; McGee, 
N. C. Long; McQuay Memorial, John R. Litaker; Monroe First, Moffatt 
B. Honeycutt; Mt. Carmel, Willard T. McFayden; Mt. Gilead, G. T. 
McAulay, Morven, W. E. Steagall, Jr.; Mulberry, Henry C. Rhyne, 
Sr.; Myers Park, J. Edward Stukes, A. Walton Litz, Dr. John Ranson, 
Jr.; Norman, D. T. Warner; Pageland, John Mangum; Park Avenue, 
Henry S. Allen; Paw Creek, W. Hall Harris; Pineville, J. R. Miller; 
Philadelphia, Zebulon Morris; Plaza, Seth W. Hinson; Pleasant Hill, 
John G. Boyd; Providence, James M. Teal; Ridgecrest, Grover Furr; 
Robinson, John Brawley; Rockingham First, A. E. Chisholm; Salem, 
Clayton Caldwell; Sardis, Fred F. Hastings, Sr.; Selwyn Avenue, 
Altan M. Faires; Sharon, U. S. Allee; Siler, Walter Finlayson; Small- 
wood, Napoleon Brown; South Try on, James McGill; Steele Creek 
Joseph O. Brown; St. Andrews, G. C. Wingate; St. Giles, Sam Thorne; 
St. John, Palmer Maples, Jr., Sugaw Creek, W. S. Abernethy; Thomas- 
boro, W. S. McClure; Troy, A. T. Russell; Turner. Parks McCorkle; 
Unionville, Jesse Benton; Wadesboro, Herbert Hildreth; Waxhaw, 
T. R. Nisbet; Westminster, J. C. Plaxco; Westover Hills, Sanford 
Grant; Wilmore, H. F. Porter; Williams Memorial, E. L. McCon- 
nell (80). 

Ruling Elders attending and representing their respective 
sessions for the first time were recognized and accredited to 
the court. 

The Rev. Eugene P. Poe was elected Moderator by ac- 
clamation and assumed the chair. 

Presented to the court and invited to sit as Visiting Breth- 
ren were: the Rev. Dr. John Smylie, the new President of 
Queens College; the Rev. Gerald Voye, St. John's Presbytery; 
the Rev. Reed Huntley, Norfolk Presbytery; the Rev. Dr. 
Frank Caldwell, Louisville Presbytery; the Rev. Dr. Neely 
McCarter, Suwanee Presbytery; the Rev. Kenneth Craig and 
the Rev. Leonard Bullock, Atlanta Presbytery. 

The Rev. Wayne Aughinbaugh, Host Pastor, welcomed 
the Presbytery. Copies of the history of Cook's Memorial 
Church were distributed previouslv. M~. Aughinbaugh present- 
ed the Docket of Presbyterv which was adopted as amended, 
with the Lunch Recess set for 12:30 to 1:30 P.M. 

THE DOCKET 

1. Opening Worship, Sermon by the Moderator, Rev. T. Duke Wil- 
liams 



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2. Memorials 

3. Enrollment of Presbytery and Introduction of Visiting Brethren 
and Ruling Elders attending Presbytery for the first time. 

4. Election of Moderator — Rev. Eugene Poe, Moderator-Nominee 

5. Report of Committee on Arrangements — Rev. Wayne Aughinbaugh, 
Host Pastor 

6. Appointment of Standing Committees: 

a. Bills and Overtures 

b. Judiciary 

c. Records of Presbytery 

d. Attendance 

e. Resolutions 

7. Communications and Announcements 

8. Reports of Executive and Permanent Committees by the Chairman: 

a. Presbytery's Council 

(1) Committee on Stewardship 

(2) Report of Committee on Structure of Presbytery 

b. Ministerial Education — Rev. Tom Cutting, Jr. 

c. Homes — Rev. Paul Thrower 

9. The General Assembly Boards and Agencies — Mr. Ben R. Hartley, 
Editor of Presbyterian Survey 

10. The Presbyterian Foundation — Mr. A. Walton Litz 
b. Christian Action — Rev. Dan Durway 

11. Reports of Commissions: 

a. The Minister and His Work — Rev. Russell Kerr, Chairman 

b. Other Commissions 

12. Reception of Candidates and Ministers (Second order after lunch) 

13. Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

14. Reports of Commissioners to General Assembly 

15. Reports of Standing Committees (Number 6 above) 

16. Unfinished Business 

17. New Business 

18. Place of next meeting 

19. Nomination of Moderator (First order after lunch) 

20. Reading and Adoption of Minutes 

21. Adjournment with Apostolic Benediction 

The Moderator announced the appointment of the follow- 
ing Standing Committees: 

Bills and Overtures: T. Duke Williams, Chairman, and Ed 
O. Byrd, Jr.; Elders: J. C. Plaxco, Westminster; James Sifford, 
Albemarle; Daniel McCaskill, Macedonia. 

Judiciary: John King, Chairman; Elders: E. R. Hyder, 
Johnston Memorial; U. S. Abernathy, Sugaw Creek. 

Records of Presbytery; John H. McVay, Chairman; and 
John C. Laughlin; Elders: G. W. Hager, W. H. Belk; H. E. 
Chisholm, Rockingham First. 



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Attendance: Eldon Wadsworth, Chairman; Elders: E. A. 
Sing, Huntersville; J. A. Higgins, Avondale. 

Resolutions: David C. Kennedy, Chairman, Leslie Thomp- 
son; Elder Clayton Caldwell, Salem. 

At the request of the chairman, the Committee on Homes 
was excused to meet. 

The Stated Clerk presented the following communications, 
which as printed includes items introduced from the floor 
at this time. 

1. A request from the Rev. John R. King that the pas- 
toral relation between himself and the First Church Wadesboro 
be dissolved and that he be granted a Certificate of Transfer 
to the Presbytery of Norfolk, effective July 31, 1967. Elder 
Hildreth reported that the Congregation had officially con- 
curred with this request. Presbytery reluctantly granted this 
request. 

2. A request from the Rev. Frank S. Jones that the pas- 
toral relation between himself and the Bethlehem Church be 
dissolved and that he be certified to the Board of Annuities 
and Relief as Honorably Retired, effective August 1, 1967, due 
to illness. Elder Hugh Harper reported the Congregation's of- 
ficial concurrence. Presbytery voted by standing in tribute for 
service, and the Rev. Robert Woodson led the Presbytery in 
Prayer for Mr. Jones, as the request was granted. 

3. A request from the Rev. Samuel Monroe Busch that the 
pastoral relation between himself and the Locust and Indian 
Hill Churches be dissolved and that he be given a Certificate 
of Transfer to the Presbytery of Bethel, effective September 
1, 1967. Elders Gene Bratton, Indian Hill and Robert Smith, 
Locust, reported the official congregational concurrences. This 
request was granted. 

4. From the Stated Clerk of the Synod of N. C, to report 
to him any discriminatory racial practices in Sessions, Presby- 
teries, Conferences, etc. for report to the 1968 General As- 
sembly. This was referred to the Committee on Christian Ac- 
tion with report left to the discretion of the Committee. 

5. Requests for excused absences from this meeting of 
Presbytery; referred to Standing Committee on Attendance. 

The Rev. Leonard Topping announced as information the 
continuance of Holiday House at First Presbyterian, Charlotte, 
this Christmas. 



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The Rev. Fred Holder reported for the Council of Presby- 
tery. 

REPORT OF PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Presbytery's Council met Friday, June 30, 1967 at 1:00 P.M. in the 
Session Room of the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C. 

Persons present: Frank Goodman, John Handley, Randolph Nor- 
ton, James Stuart, Lee Stoffel, John McAlpine, Paul Thrower, Wayne 
Aughinbaugh, J. C. Lawrence, Eugene Poe, A. B. Montgomery, Fred 
Holder, Duke Williams, James Fogartie, Tom Cutting, Russell Kerr, 
Mrs. E. B. Clark, Malcolm Williamson, Howard Snow. 

Reports were given by the following agencies: 

Committee on Structures of Presbytery: Report was received and 
adopted with minor changes to be presented to the July Meeting and 
to be docketed for action at the October meeting. 

(Since the report would make changes if adopted the Committee 
on Nominations was asked to be prepared to make necessary 
nominations at the October meeting.) 

Committee on Ministerial Education 

Committee on Homes 

Committee on the Minister and His Work 

All reports were to be mailed to the churches of the Presbytery- 
prior to meeting on July 18. 

In compliance with an action taken by Presbytery at the spring 
meeting (Minutes of Presbytery, resolution 4(2), page 16) the council 
approved use of such funds for travel of the Executive Secretary. 

The Stated Clerk presented to the council a copy of an audit of 
Presbytery's Business Fund which had been made by the firm of 
C. C. Fullager covering receipts and disbursements for the year 1966. 
This audit was accepted by council as reflecting a correct account of 
receipts and disbursements for the year (as reported on pages 59-60 of 
Presbytery's Minutes, Vol. 8, Number 1). 

Other items: 

Mr. Howard Snow presented a paper on small churches and the 
strategy of church location which was received as information. 

Mr. John Handley was reappointed as Chairman of the Committee 
on Stewardship. 

The attention of the Council was called to a letter from Presby- 
terian SURVEY stating that Mecklenburg participation in the Every 
Family Plan was declining, and that the Committee on Presbyterian 
SURVEY should take note and seek to remedy the situation. 

The Rev. John Handley reported for the sub-committee on 
Stewardship. 

STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 

The Council through its Stewardship Committee received the 
following report: The Benevolent Giving record of the churches of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery after six months stands at $334,720 or 39.3% 



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of the 1967 Budget. This shows a decline of almost 3.2% or $6,897.00 
from the total received after the same period in 1966. 

The Basic Budget and the Advanced Askings from the General 
Assembly and Synod were received and studied along with Presby- 
tery's needs for 1968. 

The Council recommends: 

(1) That each church be urged to keep its giving to Budgeted 
Benevolences constant through the summer months and 
that every effort be made to meet the entire Basic Asking 
for 1967 and to enter the Advance. 

(2) That "budget ceilings" for Mecklenburg Presbytery for 1968 
be set at: 

Basic Advance Total 

General Assembly $399,610 $39,961 $439,571 

Synod 272,061 27,206 299,267 

Presbytery 170,280 17,028 187,308 

$841,951 $84,195 $926,146 

Elder Randolph Norton presented the report of the special 
committee to Study the Structure of Presbytery. This was re- 
ceived as the first reading of this report, and it was docketed 
for consideration and action at the October Meeting. Since re- 
vision of the Manual of Presbytery is involved, the 2nd reading 
will be at that time. Presbytery noted that there was nothing 
in the report that nominations cannot be made from the floor. 

Mr. Norton also read as information the report of the 
Study Committee on Accounting and Auditing Procedures of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery's Council. Presbytery recognized that 
copies, of the report on structure would be sent to the Sessions 
for discussion by the Sessions before the October meeting. 

The Rev. Tom Cutting, Jr., reported for the Committee 
on Ministerial Education. 

COMMITTEE ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION 

The Committee On Ministerial Education has the pleasant task of 
keeping Presbytery in touch with its candidates and its candidates in 
touch with Presbytery. Here is a partial report of the activities of 
Presbytery's twenty-three (23) candidates: 

William E. Alexander (Sardis), a senior at Union Seminary, is 
serving this summer as assistant at the Commonwealth Church 
in Charlotte. 

Samuel M. Busch, Jr. (Locust), son of the Rev. S. M. Busch, has 
completed his work at Central Piedmont Community College 
end plans to continue his college education in September. 

Dwight O. Christenbury, Jr. (Camp Greene) has graduated from 
Union Seminary and has accepted a call to Appomattox Presby- 
tery. 



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Kenneth K. Davis (transferred, April 18, 1967) has graduated from 
Union Seminary and has accepted a call to Wilmington Presby- 
tery. 

John M. Duncan (Covenant), a middler at Louisville Seminary, is 
serving this summer as assistant at the Myers Park Church in 
Charlotte. 

Charles Elliott (Wilmore Church), has graduated from Davidson 
College and plans to enter Union Seminary in September. 

H. Alan Elmore (Sugaw Creek), a middler at Columbia Seminary, 
is taking the Clinical Training Program at Emory Hospital 
this summer. 

David T. Fisher (Cameronian), son of the Rev. Tracy V. Fisher, 
has graduated from St. Andrews Presbyterian College and 
is now enrolled at Columbia Seminary. 

John R. Goodman (Norman), son of the Rev. Frank L. Goodman, a 
senior at Union Seminary, is serving this summer as chaplain 
at the Barium Springs Home. 

Rodney R. Love (Paw Creek), has spent an intern year in Japan 
as a teacher under the auspices of the Board of World Mission 
and will return to Louisville Seminary for his senior year in 
September. 

Robert C. Page, III (Covenant), has graduated from the University 
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is now employed in 
Greensboro. 

William G. Phipps (Forest Hill), is now completing his intern 
year at the Forest Hill Church and will return to Columbia 
Seminary in September. 

Charles R. Sizemore (Caldwell), is completing his college work at 
the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and plans to 
enter Union Seminary upon his graduation. 

Charles A. Van Wagner (Selwyn), has graduated from Wake 
Forest College and is pre-enrolled at Columbia University. 

Recommendations : 

(1) That the request of Candidate Dwight O. Christenbury, Jr. 
(Union Seminary, Class of 1967) for a letter of transfer to Appomattox 
Presbytery be granted. 

(2) That Presbytery urge the Sessions which have candidates 
within their congregations to maintain contact with their candidates 
and to render them appropriate assistance together with Presbyery's 
Committee on Ministerial Education. 

It is the privilege of the Committee On Ministerial Education to 
present to Presbytery the following men who are making application 
for reception as Candidates for the Ministry of the Word under the 
care of Mecklenburg Presbytery: 

(1) H. Carson Rhyne, Jr., Mulberry Church, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
H. C. Rhyne, Sr., sophomore at Presbyterian College. 

(2) James H. Shackelford, Covenant Church, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
E. W. Shackelford, graduate of Davidson College ('67). 



18 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

(3) David C. Verner, Myers Park Church, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Hugh D. Verner, junior at Johns Hopkins University. 

These men have received the recommendations of their Sessions. 
The Committee on Ministerial Education has met with them, and has 
made careful examination of their credentials and character. 

Recommendation: That the applications of these men be found in 
order and that the Presbytery proceed to examine them with a view 
to receiving them as Candidates for the Ministry of the Word. 

Mr. Cutting presented Candidates H. Carson Rhyne, Jr., 
Mulberry Church, James H. Shackelford, Covenant Church, 
and David C. Verner, Myers Park Church, and their respective 
families. The Moderator examined the men on their personal 
Christian Experience, and the examination was sustained as 
satisfactory. He then led the Presbytery in a service of recep- 
tion and propounded the constitutional questions which were 
answered in the affirmative by the men. The Rev. W. A. Stew- 
art, Jr., gave a stimulating charge to the men, and the Rev. 
Paul R. Felker led in a Prayer of Dedication while the candi- 
dates knelt. The Moderator declared these men received under 
the care of Presbytery as Candidates for the Gospel Ministry 
and pronounced a benedicton upon all. The men signed the 
Roll of Candidates. 

The Rev. Paul Thrower gave the report of the Committee 
on Homes. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HOMES 

The Committee on Homes would like to remind the members of 
Presbytery that our Presbytery is a part of the Synod which owns 
and operates three homes for the benefit of our members and for the 
needs of others. 

Mr. Richard Short is the Executive Director of Presbyterian Home 
at High Point, our home for our "senior citizens". The Home provides 
care for the elderly persons, who either from loneliness, insecurity, 
of infirmities, find it impractical or burdensome to maintain or es- 
tablish their own homes. Approximately 190 members can be accom- 
modated. It is licensed as a boarding home; however, it has about 38 
who are residents of apartments. It maintains an Infirmary Section. 
The ages of the residents vary from 65 to 95. Sixty-five people are 
employed in the care of these people. Those of us who have visited 
the Home are happy to have at least a small share in this ministry. 
The mailing address of Presbyterian Home is: Box 1110, High Point, 
N. C. The Admissions Committee maintains a waiting list. The cost 
of living in the Home is $190.00 per month. People are not turned 
down on account of not being able to pay the full amount. A number 
of our retired ministers are making their home there. 

The second home, the oldest of the three, is Barium Springs Home 
for Children. It has served the Church and hundreds of children the 
past 76 years. The Home is in a stage of transition toward a family- 



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oriented program. In recent years our children's homes have been 
moving away from an institutional concept and into that of a mean- 
ingful family-like life for children. Dr. Nat K. Reiney is now in charge 
of this Home and has had additions to the staff. This Home continues 
to provide love and nurture to its 114 or more needy children. These 
represent 57 families scattered across the state. The staff seeks to help 
the entire family. The Administration building has been completely 
remodeled, and other campus improvements are anticipated for the 
coming year. A new addition to the educational building is needed for 
Little Joe's Church. With the generous support of Presbyterians plus 
the income received from trusts and bequests the work continues to 
prosper. We would remember that in serving the child many total 
families can be rehabilitated and redeemed so that children and fam- 
ilies are reunited into the normal setting of a home. 

Our third Home is the William Black Home, Inc., of which Dr. 
R. H. Stone is President. This Home is maintained at Montreat for the 
purpose of providing rooms, meals, and fellowship for hundreds of 
people of the Synod who attend the conferences and other gatherings 
of Presbyterians. The assets of the Home are valued at $169,460.00. 
Many comforts and improvements have been made for those visiting 
the Home. The seasonal rates for Presbyterians of the Synod of $28 
to $35 per week for room and meals have been maintained in spite of 
higher costs of living. Rates for others, when space is available, are 
from $33.25 to $40.25 per week. 

We recommend: 

1. That the churches of our Presbytery maintain their full support 
to these budgeted causes and that they make special offerings for the 
Homes as occasion arises. 

2. That we remember often in our prayers these Homes, and es- 
pecially those in charge, not forgetting the words of our Lord, who 
said: "In as much as you did it unto the least of these, ye did it unto 
me." 

3. That Dr. Nat K. Reiney be invited to speak at the October 
meeting of Presbytery. 

The Rev. Francis Alston presented Mr. Ben R. Hartley 
who spoke effectively on the Assembly's Boards and Agencies 
of our Church. 

Reporting for the chairman, the Rev. James E. Fogartie, 
the Rev. Tom Cutting, Jr., presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to the 1967 General Assembly which was admitted 
to record as follows: 

To serve as a Commissioner to the General Assembly is 
both a privilege and a responsibility. Your sixteen commission- 
ers express appreciation to the Presbytery of Mecklenburg for 
being elected to attend the 107th General Assembly. Through- 
out the session we sought to render good stewardship of the 
responsiblity entrusted to us. 

Prior to the Assembly your commissioners met together 



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for the purpose of acquainting ourselves with the procedures 
and significant issues. At our invitation, Dr. Frank H. Caldwell, 
retiring Moderator of the General Assembly, met with us. He 
offered wise counsel and enabled us to gain a good perspective 
of the Assembly's work. Such informal gatherings are com- 
mended to future commissioners. 

The 107th General Assembly met in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Bristol, Tennessee, June 8-14, 1967. Meeting concur- 
rently at King College, Bristol, was the General Synod of the 
Reformed Church in America. Through joint services of cor- 
porate worship and visits with the delegates to the General 
Synod fellowship and understanding were fostered. 

For seven long, hot, tiring days the highest court of the 
Church met to listen and learn; to debate and decide; to work 
and worship. Every Assembly has its solemn times and humor- 
ous incidents. There are human interest stories; parliamentary 
tangles of motions, substitutes, amendments, and amendments 
to amendments; carefully laid strategy; hurried conferences 
of proponents of a cause; sharp debate; rich fellowship; yet 
all these are incidental to the chief business before the Gen- 
eral Assembly. 

Through the countless reports, numerous recommenda- 
tions, and several addresses one thing above all is evident: The 
General Assembly is, under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, 
seeking to chart a course, the direction of which will en- 
hance the cause of the Church of which Jesus Christ is both 
King and Head. 

At once it is evident that every commissioner views such 
a gathering through his own eyes and likewise interprets it. 
Your sixteen commissioners are no exception. To reduce the 
work of seven long days and twenty or more major reports 
into a single presentation is admittedly an awesome task. This 
report is presented to indicate our stewardship and with the 
hope that it may illumine some of the concerns before the 
Assembly. 

I 
The Assembly was concerned with preparation for mis- 
sion. By Christ we are called, instructed, and commissioned 
to go into all the world and proclaim the Gospel. To this end 
we must concern ourselves with Christian Education. The 
General Assembly affirmed the necessity for deep and hard 
study through upholding the Covenant Life Curriculum, and 



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through challenging us to the discipline of our minds in the 
study of our faith and its implications to our society. 

Again, preparation for mission was evidenced in an en- 
larged stewardship of substance. To serve the present work 
of the agencies of the Church a budget of $8,904,441, and a 
Challenge Program of $890,444 was adopted. This sum, approxi- 
mating $10 million is admittedly large, yet it is within the 
reach of a Church whose people are abundantly blessed ma- 
terially. 

II 

The Assembly was concerned with the world as our parish. 

Three particulars should be reported: the first being evange- 
lism. This is the most obvious function of the Church: to make 
disciples of all nations. Ever has Evangelism been written into 
the Church's life. Nobody votes against it any more than he 
votes against motherhood. Perhaps herein lies the Church's 
difficulty. 

Statistics, indicate that our denomination showed a net 
increase in membership of only Vi of 1%, or 5,423 net gain out 
of a membership of 950,139. Obviously spiritual growth can- 
not be programmed by a computer. The task of the Church is 
not to build up the Church statistically, but to lead men to a 
vital commitment to Jesus Christ. However, when our com- 
munion experiences a steadily declining rate of growth, (as 
it has for 8 years — from 20,000 annually to 5,000), the Church 
must inquire what is happening. Evangelism is our task, and 
we must be about it. 

Another particular is our mission at home. For years the 
Board of Church Extension has been concerned to tell the story 
within the borders of our land. Now we have come to a realiza- 
tion of the necessity for retooling the Board for more effective 
and efficient service. The Assembly approved a change in 
designation of the Board to "The Board of National Ministries". 
But a change of name is no automatic assurance of achieve- 
ment. Ever is there the danger of becoming sentimental about 
the past, of being satisfied in doing things as they have always 
been done. 

To see the world as our parish at home means devising new 
strategy to reach the thousands who could not care less for the 
Church we love — the mobile population, the anonymous apart- 
ment dwellers in cities, the unimpressed youth and their dis- 
interested parents. New forms are imperative to augment our 
Churches. To this end the Board of National Ministries has set 



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its course. This calls for a highly imaginative strategy and for 
experimental ministries in the inner city, among mixed neigh- 
borhoods, with disadvantaged peoples, in house Churches, 
shopping center Churches, campus Churches. We must go 
where the people are — with Christ. 

Another particular is our mission abroad. For one hun- 
dred years our Church has been engaged in the missionary 
enterprise in foreign lands. The task is no less great than when 
begun. Perhaps it is greater. Certainly it is no less important. 
In a world whose population is exploding, the need for men 
and women to man the frontiers of the world is urgent. Un- 
doubtedly, the greatest contribution the Church can make to 
the work overseas is to share the dedicated lives of our mem- 
bers to witness to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. 

A provocative recommendation caught the attention of one 
commissioner: "That the General Assembly emphasize the 
urgency of increased support of the Christian world mission 
today in view of the fact (1) that only 9% of the total resources 
of the Christian Church are invested in Asia and Africa, where 
70% of the world's people live, (2) that 95 cents of every south- 
ern Presbyterian dollar is used in the southern U. S. where 1% 
of the world's population lives." 

The world is our parish, and it is high time the Church got 
busy doing something about it. 

Ill 

The Assembly was concerned with Ihe holy catholic 
Church. That the outlook of the 107th General Assembly was 
ecumenical was certainly evidenced. While it is not possible 
in this report to detail every point discussed by the Court, 
several may be considered. 

There was a concern for a wider witness and a closer re- 
lationship with other Presbyterian and Reformed bodies. A 
joint committee of the Presbyterian Church, U.S., and the Re- 
formed Church in America continues to prepare a plan of 
union for presentation no later than 1968. The courts of the 
Church were encouraged to make efforts to become better 
acquainted with the life and work of the Reformed Church in 
America. 

Recommendations were adopted to enable Churches of our 
communion to form "union" Churches with congregations of 
the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. An overture 



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from the Presbytery of Mecklenburg in this regard was an- 
swered in the affirmative. 

Because of overlapping endeavors in border synods, a 
recommendation was adopted to open the way to the possibili- 
ty of union synods and presbyteries with the United Presby- 
terian Church. 

Once more the Assembly affirmed a cooperative spirit by 
confirming our Church's participation in the Consultation on 
Church Union, an effort of ten denominations to explore what 
bases exist for further "conversations" with other Christian 
bodies. What needs to be understood is that neither our As- 
sembly nor her representatives can nor will rush headlong 
into any union with any body. Our constitution provides order- 
ly processes by which such actions take place. The consultation 
is just that, and participation does not nor cannot commit our 
Church to any change in her standards or procedures. 

While aware of the task in the locale of our Churches, the 
General Assembly was cognizant of the necessity for a broad- 
er vision of the Church ecumenical. 

IV 

The Assembly was concerned with who is "my neighbor". 

For a number of years Assemblies have spent an apparently 
disproportionate amount of time in matters relative to the 
Church and Society. Yet thoughtful observers see this court 
as the proper forum in which such matters are presented and 
debated. Assuredly the 107th General Assembly was no excep- 
tion. 

Those matters dealing with the life of the Church in Socie- 
ty are pertinent. Moreover, they illustrate aptly that the task 
of the Church is both individual and social. There is one 
Gospel for the whole man in all his relationships everywhere. 

Thus the Assembly vigorously debated the report of the 
Standing Committee on Church and Society. By adopting a 
statement, "Repenting of Discrimination in Our Institutional 
Life", the Court instructed the constituent synods to take 
cognizance of and to report to subsequent Assembly the failure 
of Church sessions, Presbyteries, and camps, conferences, and 
workshops to conform to the Constitution of the Church as 
regards discrimination. Reaffirmed was the Church's pro- 
nouncement condemning segregation. 

Once more the question of civil disobedience was before 



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the Assembly. It is evident that misunderstanding persists rela- 
tive to this subject. The Court, in an effort to clarify the As- 
sembly's position, urged "that all courts of the Church engage 
in a careful study of the statements on this matter by the 
105th and 106th General Assemblies." 

After thorough discussion the Assembly adopted a paper 
entitled, "Vietnam: Some Questions For Christians", emphasiz- 
ing that these questions should receive careful and thoughtful 
study throughout the Church. 

It is of more than passing interest to note that the matter 
of membership in the National Council of Churches was not 
discussed on the floor of the Assembly. Overtures concerning 
this matter were referred to the Permanent Committee on 
Inter-Church Relations, (e.g. Minutes of 106th General As- 
sembly, P. 96) 

The General Assembly endorsed, in principle, the Delta 
Ministry as reflected in the goals and purposes set forth by the 
General Board of the National Council of Churches. Recogniz- 
ing past mistakes in this endeavor, and grateful for the clari- 
fication and improvement of this ministry in the name of 
Christ, the Assembly expressed the hope that past damages 
may be offset in the future by an improved program. 

Certain observations are presented on behalf of certain of 
your commissioners. 

1) The thought has been expressed that there would be 
value in sending some of the commissioners for two years, 
thereby strengthening the representation from the Presbytery. 

2) Recognition has been made of the good stewardship of 
those who serve the Boards and Agencies of the Church. 

3) The Presbyterian Church, U.S. is alive with challenge 
and change. 

4) While the Assembly has done its work, the task of the 
Church rests with local congregations, laboring together as 
servants of Jesus Christ, fellow citizens with the saints, and 
members of the household of God. 

Following announcements, committee meetings, etc., the 
Rev. Eugene Daniel led the Presbytery in prayer, asking God's 
grace on the table, remembering the lady of Cook's Me- 
morial who was burned this morning in preparing the meal, 
the Presbytery recessed for lunch. Presbytery reconvened with 
prayer by the Moderator. 



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By acclamation Ruling Elder George Stovall, Albemarle 
First Church, was elected Moderator-nominee. 

Presbytery heard with interest a talk by A. Walton Litz 
on the Presbyterian Foundation, stating that it is the oldest 
agency in our denomination, handling the stewardship of 
accumulated possessions. Mr. Litz encouraged the churches to 
have representatives of the Foundation speak to their congre- 
gations. 

The Rev. Russell Kerr gave the report of the Commission 
on the Minister and His Work. This was adopted with slight 
amendment. 

THE PRELIMINARY REPORT OF THE 
COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

The Commission has reciewed the following calls: 

1. The call of the Thomasboro Church for the ministerial services 
of Reverend Leonard H. Bullock, who is currently serving as pastor 
of the Capitol View Church, in Atlanta. The terms of the call are as 
follows: $8,000 salary, $1,200 travel expense, full annuity payment, 
group hospital insurance for minister and family, four weeks vacation, 
manse, utilities, moving expense from Atlanta. 

2. The call of the Mallard Creek Church for the ministerial serv- 
ices of Reverend Mr. Kenneth P. Craig, who is currently pastor of the 
Inman Park Church, in Atlanta. The terms of the call are, as follows: 
Salary $6,000, full annuity payment, travel allowance of $800, a manse, 
utilities (including fuel, electricity, and local telephone), group in- 
surance, insurance on manse furnishings, moving expenses from At- 
lanta, one month's vacation. 

The Central Steele Creek Church has elected Reverend Dr. R. A. 
Young pastor emeritus. 

Requests for interim supplies are, as follows: 

Lee Park, Beulah, Benton Heights — Reverend Angus Mclnnis. 

For the Church Extension Committee — Mr. Fred Horton, a student 
under the care of Orange Presbytery, to assist Mr. Mclnnis this 
summer. 

Clanton Memorial — Reverend Reid Huntley, of the Norfolk Pres- 
bytery, for three months. 

Memorial — Dr. Wilbur R. Cousar, for three months. 

Macedonia — Reverend Fred Griffie (on a month to month basis). 

It is noted that Reverend Dr. Neely McCarter, a professor in Union 
Theological Seminary, and Reverend Dr. Frank H. Caldwell, Director 
of the Presbyterian Foundation, having accepted calls from agencies 
of our church, wish to be received into the Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

The General Assembly has approved the overture of Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery requesting that a plan of union churches between our 
church and the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church be formu- 



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lated. The Synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church has 
passed a similar resolution. The Nevin Presbyterian Church and the 
Allen Hills Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church are officially re- 
questing the Mecklenburg Presbytery and the First Presbytery that 
they be allowed to form a union church. The Stated Clerk of the Gen- 
eral Assembly has indicated that it may be possible to proceed under 
interim plan until a final plan can be adopted at the next General 
Assembly. 

Reverend Dan McRight has requested that he be granted a letter 
of transfer to the Presbytery of North Alabama in order that he may 
accept work in that Presbytery. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That the call of the Thomasboro Church for the ministerial 
services of Reverend Leonard H. Bullock be approved and placed in 
his hands upon his reception into the Presbytery. 

2. That the call of the Mallard Creek Church for the ministerial 
services of Reverend Kenneth P. Craig, of the Presbytery of Atlanta, 
be found in order and be placed in his hands upon his reception into 
the Presbytery. 

3. That the request for interim supplies be approved. 

4. That the request of the Nevin Church be given a preliminary 
permission to form a union church with the Allen Hills Associate Re- 
formed Presbyterian Church be approved and that the congregation 
be given permission to proceed toward effecting this union, using the 
terms of the plan of union for churches in the United Presbyterian 
USA Church as an interim plan until a final plan can be adopted at 
the next meeting of the highest court of the two churches. 

5. That a commission, including the Chairman of the Church Ex- 
tension Committee, the Chairman of Presbytery's Council, the Chair- 
man of the Commission on the Minister and His Work, and Mr. Joseph 
W. Grier (a member of the Judicial Committee of the General As- 
sembly), Fred Brown and Ross Cathey, with Rev. Russell Kerr as 
chairman, be appointed to work with a similar commission from the 
First Presbytery of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and 
the Sessions of Allen Hills and Nevin Churches in effecting the es- 
tablishment of a union church. 

6. That Reverend Leonard Topping be appointed Moderator pro- 
tem for the Session of the St. John Church; that Reverend Angus 
Mclnnis be named Moderator protem for the Sessions of Benton 
Heights, Beulah, and Lee Park Churches; that Reverend W. Nale 
Falls be named interim supply for the Nevin Church and Moderator 
protem for the Session (BCO paragraph 25-6). 

7. That a letter of transfer be granted Reverend Dan McRright to 
the Presbytery of North Alabama. 

8. That the request of the Caldwell Memorial Church to increase 
the salary of the Pastor and Assistant Pastor by $300 each and the 
full 10% Annuity be granted. 

9. That the services of Reverend David Chalabie and Dr. Roy 
Hoke be noted with appreciation and that, having attained the age of 
seventy, they be recognized as Honorably Retired. Should any certifi- 



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cation of these men as honorably retired be needed, the Stated Clerk 
of Presbytery is authorized to make such certification. 

10. That the letters of transfer for the following ministers from 
their respective presbyteries be found in order and that they be ad- 
mitted to examination looking forward to their reception into the 
Presbytery. 

Reverend Leonard Bullock, Presbytery of Atlanta 

Dr. Frank H. Caldwell, Presbytery of Louisville 

Reverend Kenneth P. Craig, Presbytery of Atlanta 

Dr. Neely McCarter, Presbytery of Suwanee 

The Rev. Leonard Bullock, Dr. Frank H. Caldwell, the Rev. 
Kenneth P. Craig, and Dr. Neely McCarter were admitted to 
examination for reception into the Presbytery. The Rev. Rich- 
ard E. Hildebrandt led the examination which was sustained as 
a whole. Upon their singing of the Roll of Presbytery, they 
were officially welcomed into the Presbytery. 

Calls were placed into the hands, respectively, of Mr. 
Bullock and Mr. Craig, who signified their acceptance. 

Presbytery appointed the following commission to install 
Mr. Bullock: 

A COMMISSION of Mecklenburg Presbytery appointed to Install 
the Rev. Leonard H. Bullock as the minister of the Thomasboro Pres- 
byterian Church. 

Date Of Installation Service: July 30, 1967 at 7:30 P.M. 

Place of Installation: Thomasboro Presbyterian Church. 
Members of the Commission: 

Rev. Robert J. James — To preside and propound the Constitution- 
al Questions. 

Rev. Horace H. Hilton — To charge the minister. 

Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr. — To charge the congregation. 

Dr. R. Wilbur Cousar (Member of Charleston Presbytery, and be 
asked to participate) — To preach the Sermon. 

Mr. James Patrick Miller, (Ruling Elder from the Thomasboro 
Church) — To lead in prayer of dedication. 

Mr. Garmon C. McCall (Ruling Elder from the Cooks Memorial 
Church) — To read the Scriptures. 

Mr. E. Ross Cathey (Ruling Elder from the McGee Church) 

Mr. Frank L. Marshall (Ruling Elder from the Mulberry Church). 

Presbytery appointed the following commission to install 
Mr. Craig: 

A COMMISSION to install Rev. Kenneth P. Craig as Pastor, Mal- 
lard Creek Presbyterian Church, August 27 at 8:00 P.M. 



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Rev. John C. Laughlin — To Preside and Propound the Constitu- 
tional Questions. 

Rev. Russell M. Kerr — To preach the sermon. 

Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr. — To deliver the charge to the minister. 

Mecklenburg Presbytery to invite Dr. Flynn Long, Central Pres- 
bytery, Synod of Texas, to sit with the Commission. 

Elders: Don McKay — Sugaw Creek Church, to charge the Con- 
gregation. 

Mark F. Tinkham— Mallard Creek Church. 

J. E. Kirk— Mallard Creek Church. 

Dr. A. B. Montgomery reported for the Judicial Commis- 
sion of Presbytery appointed to deal with Elder A. A. Reaves 
of Hamlet, N. C. 

REPORT OF JUDICIAL COMMISSION 

The Judicial Commission formed by the July, 1965 Called Meet- 
ing of Presbytery to hear charges against Elder A. A. Reaves of the 
Hamlet Church made by the Administrative Commission of Presby- 
tery for the Hamlet Church has completed its assignment. The Com- 
mission met four times in Hamlet, and once in Albemarle, and heard 
the charges of the Administrative Commission against A. A. Reaves 
and his defense. The Judicial Commission found Mr. A. A. Reaves 
guilty of Contumacy, and Admonished him against further acts of the 
nature of those of which he was found guilty. 

The entire records of the hearings, with supporting evidence, are 
on file with the Stated Clerk of Presbytery. 

A. B. Montgomery, Chairman 

It is moved that this report be admitted to record, and that the 
Commission be discharged. 

The Stated Clerk asked the Presbytery to admit to record 
the Minutes of a meeting of Presbytery called by the Synod 
of North Carolina. 

On recommendation of the Stated Clerk the Minutes of the 
following Commissions were admitted to record: 

Report of the Commission io install Rev. Robert H. Ramey, Jr., as 

Pastor of Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church, 

Sunday, May 7, 1967 at the 11:00 A.M. Worship Service 

It was a cloudy, stormy Sunday with the clouds low and threat- 
ening. Heavy rain fell during the morning hours. 

The Commission convened in the Session Room at 10:30 A.M. and 
Mr. W. E. Price led in prayer. Mr. Ramey met with the Commission. 
Dr. Lawrence effectively and enthusiastically campaigned for Chair- 
man and was victorious. Mr. Holder was unanimously elected Secre- 
tary and accepted reluctantly. Dr. Lawrence then announced Mr. 
Billy McCall's communication of regret that he was called out of town 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 29 

on church matters and could not be present. After further briefing by 
Dr. Lawrence the service was held. 

Rev. Peter Jorgensen led in worship. 

Mr. B. S. Gray, Ruling Elder of the Selwyn Church read the Scrip- 
ture, Galatians 5:13-25; 6:17. 

Dr. Frank Caldwell preached the sermon titled, "The Minister 
as a Marked Man." 

Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence propounded the constitutional questions to 
Minister and people and declared Mr. Ramey installed. 

Rev. Fred Holder charged the Minister. 

Mr. Al Leopold charged the congregation. 

Rev. Robert Ramey pronounced the Benediction. 

After the service the Commission convened in the Session Room 
and after making sure that all matters were clear for the minutes, 
adjourned with prayer by Ruling Elder B. S. Gray. Following adjourn- 
ment the Commission attended a reception for Mr. and Mrs. Ramey 
and family in the Fellowship Hall. 

Members present: Ruling Elders: B. S. Gray, Al Leopold, W. E. 
Price. Ministers: J. Cecil Lawrence, Peter Jorgensen, Fred Holder. 

Members absent with request to be excused: Ruling Elder B. G. 
McCall. 

Sitting with Commission to preach sermon: Minister Frank Cald- 
well. 

Fred C. Holder, Secretary 

ORDINATION OF PAUL R. LEONARD, JR. 

The Commission appointed by the Mecklenburg Presbytery for the 
purpose of ordaining Paul R. Leonard, Jr. to the ministry of the Word 
and Sacraments, convened on Sunday morning, May 14, 1987, in the 
Minister's study of Trinity Presbyterian Church. Present were the 
following members of the Commission: Ruling Elders: L. S. Terrell, 
Frank R. Carson, George A. B. Edmonds, Jr.; Ministers: Francis B. 
Mayes, Jr., H. Louis Patrick, Daniel L. Durway, Chairman. 

The meeting was called to order and prayer was offered by the 
Chairman. Ruling Elder George A. B. Edmonds, Jr. was elected Clerk 
of the Commission. 

Parts having been previously assigned, the Commission repaired 
to the Sanctuary at 11:00 o'clock for the Morning Worship. The Scrip- 
ture Lesson, Ephesians 4:1-16, was read by the Chairman. The sermon, 
"The Laity and the Ministry," was preached by Dr. H. Louis Patrick. 

Following the sermon, the Reverend Daniel L. Durway, Chairman 
of the Commission, stated the warrant for the office of minister of the 
Word and Sacraments; then propounded the constitutional questions 
to the ordained. There followed the laying on of hands with the 
ordination prayer by Reverend Daniel L. Durway; the extending of 
the right hand of fellowship; and the pronouncement. The Reverend 
Francis B. Mayes, Jr. delivered the charge to Reverend Leonard. 

Dr. H. Louis Patrick, representing the Session, propounded the 



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constitutional questions for the installation of an Assistant Minister, of- 
fered the installation prayer, and pronounced the installation of 
Reverend Paul R. Leonard, Jr. as Assistant Minister of Trinity Pres- 
byterian Church. 

The Reverend Paul R. Leonard, Jr. made the charge to the con- 
gregation and pronounced the benediction. 

At the conclusion of the service of worship, the congregation ex- 
tended to Reverend Leonard the right hand of fellowship. The Com- 
mission reassembled in the Minister's study for the reading of the 
minutes. Adjournment followed with prayer being offered by Dr. 
H. Louis Patrick. 

George A. B. Edmonds, Jr., Clerk 

REPORT OF COMMISSION TO ORGANIZE 
THE CHAPEL IN THE GARDEN 

The Commission met on May 21, 1967, at 6:30 P.M. in the Church 
on Sam Wilson Road. The members of the Commission, all of which 
were present, were as follows: 

Ministers: Rev. Wayne Aughinbaugh, Rev. Paul Felker, Rev. 
Angus Mclnnis, Rev. A. Leslie Thompson, Rev. Robert James, Chair- 
man, Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence. Rev. J. E. Craig, Easley Presbyterian 
Church, Easley, S. C, Guest of Commission. 

Elders: Dr. Harvey Johnston, Mr. David Wilson, Mr. Douglas 
Aitken, Mr. Adrian Cathey. 

Rev. Robert James, Chairman, opened the meeting with prayer, 
and Mr. David Wilson was elected Clerk. The order of service was 
examined and approved. 

Rev. Wayne Aughinbaugh offered the Prayer of Adoration and 
Thanksgiving. Elder Adrian Cathey led the Responsive Reading. Dr. 
Harvey Johnston read the Scripture Lesson. The Sermon was preached 
by Rev. J. E. Craig, of Easley Presbyterian Church, Easley, S. C, guest 
of the Commission. Rev. Robert James conducted the Ceremony of 
Organization and Rev. Angus Mclnnis read the roll of charter mem- 
bers. It was agreed to leave the Charter Roll open until July 2, 1967. 
At the Congregational Meeting, the following recommendations of the 
Commission were approved. 

(A) That the congregation adopt the rotary system for officers 
on the basis of four year rotation. 

(B) That the initial classes be 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, and four 
Elders be elected to fill these offices. 

(C) That those elected draw to determine their terms of office. 
The election of Elders was held, and the following were elected. 

Class of 1968 Don Ross 

Class of 1969 James A. Johnston 

Class of 1970 Ross Summerville 

Class of 1971 Earl Auten 

Further recommendations were approved as follows. 

(1) That a committee of six, to include the Chairman of the Com- 



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mission and Mr. Angus Mclnnis of the Commission and the newly- 
elected Elders, be named to receive and consider names for the 
Church; to report their recommendation at the Commission meet- 
ing on May 28, at 6:30 P.M. 

(2) That elected Elders be ordained and installed on Sunday Eve- 
ning, May 28, at 7:30 P.M. 

(3) That a Congregational Meeting be called for Sunday Evening, 
May 28, following the ordination and installation service for the 
following purposes: (a) To elect Deacons, (b) To elect Trustees, 
(c) To elect a pulpit nominating committee, (d) To consider, and if 
the way be clear, select a name for the Church. 

Dr. Lawrence pronounced the Benediction. The Commission met 
and adjourned with prayer to reconvene on Sunday Evening, May 28, 
1967, at 6:30 P.M. 

The Commission met on Sunday Evening, May 28, at 6:30 P.M. in 
the church property on Sam Wilson Road. The meeting was opened 
with prayer by the Chairman. There was a quorum, and all members 
were present with the exception of Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence and Dr. 
Harvey Johnston, both of whom were excused. A special committee 
to propose names for the church was heard from, and it was decided 
by the Commission to offer three for the congregation to choose from. 

The order of service for the evening was approved as follows. 

The Call to Worship by Rev. Robert J. James 

Invocation and Lord's Prayer by Rev. A. Leslie Thompson 

Service of Ordination and Installation by Rev. Robert J. James 

Prayer by Rev. Angus Mclnnis 

Charge to Officers and People by Elder David Wilson 

Scripture Reading by Elder Adrian Cathey 

Sermon by Rev. Wayne Aughinbaugh 

Closing Prayer by Elder Douglas Aitken 

Benediction by Rev. Robert J. James 

Following the singing of a hymn, the Congregational Meeting 
was called to order by the Chairman for the purpose of the election 
of Deacons, the election of Trustees, the election of Pulpit Nominat- 
ing Committee, and the consideration of church name. 

The election of Deacons was held and the following were elected. 

Class of 1968 William H. Shearer 

Class of 1969 Tom McCorkle 

Class of 1970 John Ragan 

Class of 1971 Mason B. Watkins, Sr. 

The election of Trustees was held and the following were elected. 

Lester L. Howell 

William Craft 

W. Ross Hendricks 



32 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The election of Pulpit Nominating Committee was held and the 
following were elected. 

Ross Summerville, Convener 

John Ragan 

Mrs. Irene Auten 

Bill Husband 

Don Ross 

The special committee proposed three names to the congregation 
for their consideration, and the name of "Memorial Presbyterian 
Church" was unanimously selected by the congregation. 

At the conclusion of the Congregational Meeting, the Commission 
met and approved the minutes as read by the Clerk, and were dis- 
missed with prayer by the Chairman, Rev. Robert J. James. 

Elder David Wilson. Clerk 

The Rev. Dan Durway gave the report of the Christian 
Action Committee. It was adopted, and Presbytery ordered 
copies sent to the following: The Anson Record, Wadesboro, 
N. C; The Message and Intelligencer, Wadesboro, N. C; The 
Board of Education, Mr. James Hardison, chairman, Wades- 
boro, N. C; The County Commissioners of Anson County, 
Wadesboro, N. C; the City Council of Wadesboro, Mayor Rob- 
ert Little, Wadesboro, N. C; and the Town Board of Morven, 
N. C, Mayor John Robinson, Morven, N. C. 

REPORT OF THE CHRISTIAN ACTION COMMITTEE 

Mecklenburg Presbytery is deeply concerned about the evidences 
of violence in recent months within its bounds in Anson County di- 
rected against the efforts of school officials to comply with the law 
of the land and of responsible citizens, Negro and white, to lift the 
level of human existence and dignity. Presbytery offers sincere prayer 
that God will strengthen and guide those engaged in responsible ef- 
forts to promote racial harmony and to build an effective school sys- 
tem for the whole country. Violence and intimidation by whatever 
groups and individuals is strongly condemned. Knowing that several 
Presbyterian families are among those exposed to violence, Presby- 
tery prays for their safety and humbly commends their courage and 
good works; and, taking cognizance of the fact that the superintendent 
of the schools, two high school principals, and two members of the 
school board are Presbyterians, and in three cases officers of the 
Church, Presbytery expresses its gratitude for their bold and de- 
termined efforts to relate their Christian faith to their vocational 
calling; and Presbytery calls upon its churches in the county to con- 
tinue to provide enlightened leadership and to work with other re- 
sponsible groups and churches to stabilize the social situation and to 
build a community of mutual respect and dignity for all, to which end 
Presbytery pledges its support as a whole. 

Presbytery invites those who are affected to call upon Presbytery 
or its members if we can be of any possible help. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 33 



We propose to Mecklenburg Presbytery that it reaffirm by adop- 
tion the statement of the 154th meeting of the Synod of North Caro- 
lina which disapproves of the Ku Klux Klan: 

"That Synod adopt and transmit to its constituent congregations 
the following resolution concerning the Ku Klux Klan and all other 
organizations which limit human freedom: 

Be it resolved that the principles, goals and practices of the Ku 
Klux Klan and such other organizations that limit human freedom 
should receive the condemnation of all people. The Klan advertises 
itself as being eleemosynary, social, fraternal, charitable, and bene- 
ficient; but it is our belief that the Klan is a militant organization 
which nurtures itself on prejudice, hatred and intolerance. Pseudo- 
religious-Christian use by the Klan of symbols and forms of the faith 
in its public activities demands that all Christians repudiate this 
desecration." 

Mr. Durway presented a second paper on "Open Housing" 
with an amendment in the form of a personal covenant by 
Mr. Hildebrandt. Mr. Ramey's substitute motion for the whole 
prevailed, and these papers will be sent to the Sessions for 
study and be docketed for discussion at the October Meeting. 

Standing Committee reports: Bills and Overtures, Judici- 
ary had no report. Resolutions reported during the lunch re- 
cess, is recorded here. 

At its 257th Stated Meeting, Mecklenburg Presbytery 
meeting at Cook's Memorial Church, July 18, 1967 expresses 
gratitude and praise to God for the life and witness of this 
church for many years. We rejoice in their continued program 
and blessing. 

It has been a great pleasure to meet in these commodious, 
beautiful facilities, and to receive the gracious, hospitality 
of the Pastor, the Rev. Wayne Aughinbaugh, officers, and 
members of the congregation. Especially we are grateful for 
the delicious meal prepared and served by the Women of the 
Church. 

Let this resolution be adopted, spread upon the minutes 
of Presbytery, and a copy sent to the Session of the Cook's 
Memorial Church, to be read to the congregation of the Cook's 
Memorial Church on the next Lord's Day. 

The Rev. John McVay reported for the Standing Com- 
mittee on Records of Presbytery that "the Standing Commit- 
tee had met and examined the minutes of the Stated Meeting 
on April 18, 1967, and found them to be in good order. We com- 
mend the Clerks for their good work and devotion to duty." 



34 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

In connection with the Minutes the Stated Clerk reported 
that through an error by the Atlanta printer there is, a statisti- 
cal error in the appended annual report. The financial records 
of the Charlotte First and Third Churches have been switched. 
While they so appear in our Minutes a correction will be made 
in the Minutes of the General Assembly. 

The Rev. Eldon Wadsworth gave the report of the Stand- 
ing Committee on Attendance. 

ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE REPORT 

The following church sessions have requested that their repre- 
sentative be excused from the 257th meeting of Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery; St. Paul, Seigle Ave. 

The following churches had no representatives enrolled at this 
meeting of Presbytery: Altan, Banks, Benton Heights, Bethany, 
Beulah, Camden, Camp Greene, Candor, Cornelius, East, Hawley 
Memorial, Lee Park, Marshville, Marston, McLean, Nevin, Newell, 
New Salem, Norwood, Oakboro, Pee Dee, Ramah, Rehoboth, Rourk, 
St. Giles, Six Mile Creek, Star, Stephenson, Third, Trinity, Union- 
ville, Walkersville, Amay James. 

The following ministers have requested to be excused from the 
attendance at this Presbytery: Francis G. Mayes, Jr., James B. Stuart, 
E. Lee Stoffel, W. B. McSwain, J. WiUiam Stork, Charles E. S. 
Kraemer, Zane M. Moore, Leighton Ford, J. R. McAlpine, James E. 
Fogartie, Robert S. Owen, Jr., Fred J. Harmon, Harry H. Bryan, 
Robert Turner, Paul A. Home, Glenn B. Robinson, French B. 
O'Shields, Jr, Warren L. Hall, Charles M. Murray, Horace H. Hilton, 
Jr., Arthur Beard, Paul Beasley, Bill Morton, Vaughn Hartsell, Q. N. 
Huneycutt, and Charles McDonald. 

The following ministers were not enrolled and presented no ex- 
cuse for their absence at this meeting of Presbytery: E. B. Cooper, 
Charles E. Sutton, H. Louis Patrick, David B. Jenkins, J. Shepherd 
Russell, A. M. Keith, Lloyd Frederick Griffie, and James P. Barks- 
dale, Jr. 

The following have requested to be excused from part of the 
meeting of Presbytery: Paul H. Felker, M. B. Prince, Jr., Herbert W. 
Dale, Frank Jones, Hugh Harper. 

The minutes of the Spring Meeting of Presbytery list Rev. Frank 
Goodman as being absent without excuse. Mr. Goodman had written 
a letter to Presbytery requesting to be excused from the meeting 
for reasons of health. His request for excuse was overlooked in the 
files and not presented to Presbytery. Mr. Goodman should have been 
listed as being properly excused. 

We recommend that all of the requests for excuses above listed 
be granted. 

It was reported to the Presbytery that Rev. W. B. Neal and 
Elder J. Norton Stribling were seriously ill. They will be re- 
membered in the closing prayer. 



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On motion by the Rev. Tom Ruff Presbytery commended 
the Committee on Evangelism for the Festival of Faith held in 
Freedom Park and Covenant Church in June and July of 1967, 
and encouraged this committee to make similar plans for the 
summer of 1968. 

Presbytery noted that the next stated meeting will be at 
the Providence Church, R.F.D. Charlotte, on October 17, 1967. 

The Minutes were read and approved. Presbytery adjourn- 
ed following the closing prayer by the Moderator. 

Oren Moore, Jr., Malcolm R. Williamson, 

Permanent Clerk Stated Clerk 



INDEX 

Called Meeting and 257th Stated Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Page 

1. Called Meeting 9-10 

2. Organization of Stated Meeting 11 

3. Roll of Presbytery 11-12 

4. Election of Moderator 12 

5. Introduction of Visiting Brethren 12 

6. The Docket 12-13 

7. Appointment of Standing Committees 13-14 

8. Communications 14 

9. Announcement re Holiday House 14 

10. Presbytery Council Report 15 

11. Stewardship Committee Report 15-16 

12. Report of the Committee on Structure of Presbytery 16 

13. Report on Accounting and Auditing 16 

14. Report on Ministerial Education 16-18 

15. Reception of Candidates 18 

16. Report of Committee on Homes 18-19 

17. Talk on Assembly's Boards and Agencies 19 

18. Report of Commissioners to the General Assembly 19-24 

19. Election of Moderator-Nominee 25 

20. Talk on Presbyterian Foundation 25 

21. Report of Commission on Minister and His Work 25-27 

22. Reception of Ministers 27 

23. Appointment of Installation Commissions 27-28 

24. Report of Judicial Commission 28 

25. Reports of Commissions on Installations 28-30 

26. Report of Commission to organize New Church 30-32 

27. Report of Christian Action Committee 32-33 

28. Standing Committee Reports 33-34 

29. Re "Festival of Faith" 35 

30. Next Stated Meeting 35 

31. Adjournment 35 



MEETINGS OF PRESBYTERY 



YEAR PLACE OF MEETING 

Jan., 1953 Mallard Creek Church 

April, 1953 Thomasboro Church 

July, 1953 Paw Creek Church 

Oct., 1953 Robinson Church 

Jan., 1954 Covenant Church 

April, 1954 Williams Memorial Church 

July, 1954 McQuay Memorial Church 

Sept., 1954 Cook's Memorial Church 

Jan., 1955 Myers Park Church 

April, 1955 Monroe First Church 

July, 1955 Camp Stewart 

Sept., 1955 Sugaw Creek Church 

Jan., 1956 Sharon Church 

April, 1956 Bethel Church 

July, 1956 Pleasant Hill Church 

Sept., 1956 Camp Stewart 

Jan. 1957 Selwyn Avenue 

Apr., 1957 Clanton Memorial 

July, 1957 Westminster 

Sept., 1957 Plaza 

Jan., 1958 Badin Church 

April, 1958 Philadelphia Church 

July, 1958 Central Steele Creek 

Sept., 1958 Camp Stewart 

Jan., 1959 Biscoe Church 

April, 1959 Providence Church 

July, 1959 Westover Hills Church 

Sept., 1959 Paw Creek Church 

Jan., 1960 Charlotte First 

April, 1960 Amity Church 

July, 1960 Covenant Church 

Sept., 1960 Robinson Church 

Jan., 1961 Sardis Church 

April, 1961 Camp Stewart 

July, 1961 Trinity Church 

Oct., 1961 Covenant Church 

Jan., 1962 Steele Creek Church 

Apr., 1962 Hopewell Church 

July, 1962 Covenant Church 

Oct. 1962 Selwyn Avenue 

Jan. 1963 Myers Park 

April, 1963 Rockingham First 

July, 1963 Candor Church 

Oct. 1963 Westover Hills 

Jan. 1964 Wilmore Church 

April, 1964 St. Giles Church 

July, 1964 Third Church 

Oct., 1964 Mulberry Church 

Jan. 1965 Thomasboro Church 

April 1965 Forest Hill Church 

July, 1965 Avondale Church 

Oct., 1965 Caldwell Memorial Church 

Jan. 1966 St. Giles Church 

Apr., 1966 Huntersville Church 

July, 1966 Sardis Church 

Oct. 1966 First Church, Charlotte 

Jan. 1967 Selwyn Avenue Church 

Apr., 1967 Hickory Grove Church 

July, 1967 Cook's Memorial Church 



MODERATOR 

Rev. L. I. Stell 
Rev. H. B. Carter 
Rev. J. A. Carriker 
Rev. J. C. Lawrence 

Rev. Watt M. Cooper 
Rev. H. G. Bedinger 
Elder J. B. Kuykendall, Jr 
Rev. Warner L. Hall 

Rev. R. M. Kerr 
Rev. C. S. Miller 
Rev. S. M. Hutchison 
Elder Legette Blythe 

Rev. S. H. Zealy 
Rev. R. C. Long 
Rev. I. H. Chadwick 
Elder Joe W. McLaney 

David E. Wilkinson 
Rev. W. M. Boyce 
Rev. A. T. Taylor 
Rev. Ben F. Moore 

Rev. W. B. McSwain 
Rev. Jas. R. Crook 
Rev. Robert Turner 
Rev. J. S. Garner 

Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr. 
Rev. Stewart W. Yandle 
Rev. E. Lee Stoffel 
Elder Angus R. Shaw 

Rev. R. W. Rayburn 
Rev. W. M. Boyce, Jr. 
Rev. James E. Fogartie 
Rev. E. B. Cooper 

Rev. Ben F. Ferguson 
Elder Thomas C. Ruff 
Rev. Stuart Ritchie 
Rev. A. Clarke Dean 

Rev. G. E. Dixon 
Rev. J. E. Craig 
Rev. N. C. Kirkland 
Rev. Marcus Prince, Jr. 

Rev. Harry H. Bryan 
Rev. B. Hoyt Evans 
Rev. D. O. Mclnnis 
Rev. A. B. Montgomery 

Rev. Dwight L. Barker 
Rev. R. E. Hildebrandt 
Dr. Harvey Johnston 
Rev. E. E. Newberry 

Rev. Paul H. Felker 
Rev. John R. McAlpine III 
G. Douglas Aitken 
Rev. W. Chester Keller 

Rev. R. S. Woodson 
Rev. M. R. Williamson 
Joseph W. Grier 
Rev. E. B. Cooper 

Rev. Frank S. Jones 
Rev. T. Duke Williams 
Rev. Eugene Poe 



MINUTES 



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MECKLENBURG 
PRESBYTERY 




258th Stated Meeting 

Presb) terian Church 
ews, N. C, 
October 17, 1967 



xt Stated Meeting 

Church, Albemarle, N. C. 

23, 1968 



Volume 8 



Num. 




MINUTES 

of 

MECKLENBURG 

PRESBYTERY 



Volume 8 Number 4 



258th Stated Meeting 

Providence Presbyterian Church 

Matthews, N. C. 

October 17, 1967 



Next Stated Meeting 

First Presbyterian Church, Albemarle, N. C. 

January 23, 1968 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



DOCKET SCHEDULE 



WINTER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery- 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Presbytery's Council 

(b) Records of Presbytery 

(c) Education 

(d) Assembly's Work 

(e) Ministerial Education 

(f) Christian Education 

(g) Sessional Records 

Reports of Treasurers and 
Trustees 

Election of Commissioners to 
General Assembly 

New and Unfinished Business 

Place of Next Meeting 

Nominate Moderator 

Adopt Minutes 

Adjourn 

SPRING MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 

Communion Service 

History and Memorials 

Reception of Ministers and 
Candidates 

Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 
Committees 

(a) Church Extension 

(b) Ministerial Education 

(c) Presbytery's Council 

(d) Synod's Minutes 

(e) Records of Presbytery 
New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 

Adjourn 

The Stated Session of Presbytery convenes at 9:00 A.M. on 
the third Tuesday in each quarter, fourth Tuesday in January. 



SUMMER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 

History and Memorials 

Reception of Ministers and 
Candidates 

Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

Reports of Commissions and 
Committees 

(a) Presbytery's Council 

(b) Ministerial Education 

(c) Records of Presbytery 

(d) Homes 

New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 

FALL MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 

Communion Service 

History and Memorials 

Reception of Ministers and 
Candidates 

Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

Reports of Commissions and 
Committees 

(a) Presbytery's Council 

(b) Ministerial Education 

(c) Assembly's Minutes 

(d) Nominations 

(e) Records of Presbytery 

(f) World Missions 

(g) Women's Work 

New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 3 

DIRECTORY OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

1968 
Revised io October 17, 1967 

OFFICERS OF THE PRESBYTERY 

Mr. George Stovall, Moderator of Fall meeting, 1314 North Sixth 

Street, Albemarle, N. C. 28001 
Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence, Executive Secretary and Stated Clerk 

(1969), P. O. Box 2537, Charlotte, N. C. 28201 

Rev. Angus G. Mclnnis, Field Representative (1968) 1510 Clayton 
Drive, Charlotte, N. C. 28203 

TRUSTEES 

Davidson College — Elected for four years: 

1968— Mr. George S. Crouch (Myers Park), Mr. John Belk (Cald- 
well Memorial), Rev. Warner L. Hall 

1971— Rev. Robert Turner, Mr. W. F. Mulliss (Myers Park) 
Presbytery: 

Mr. David J. Craig, Jr. Chairman, 1112 Granville Road, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28207 

1968— Mr. David J. Craig, Jr. (Myers Park) 

1969— Mr. Philip Hedrick (Westminster) 

1970— Mr. Joe W. Grier (Charlotte— First) 

COMMISSIONS 

The Minister and His Work 

Rev. Thomas W. MacLean, Chairman, 2821 Park Road, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28209 

1968— Rev. Thomas MacLean, Mr. Horace McCall (Troy) 

1969— Rev. Russell M. Kerr, Rev. Tom Cutting, Mr. Jones Y. Pharr 
(Charlotte— First) 

1970— Rev. Eugene P. Poe, Rev. E. Lee Stoffel, Mr. Russell Ben- 
nett (Rockingham — First) 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Rev. Fred C. Holder, Chairman, 2801 Sharon Amity Road, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28205 

1968— Rev. Fred C. Holder, Mr. James B. McMillan (Charlotte- 
First), Mr. G. Douglas Aitken (Avondale) 

1969 — Rev. James G. Stuart, Rev. J. Shepherd Russell, Mr. Carlton 
N. Whilden (Covenant) 

1970— Rev. A. B. Montgomery, Rev. James E. Fogartie, Mrs. Wil- 
liam Wildermouth (Wadesboro — First), Mr. Howard Snow 
(Plaza) 

Advisory Members (Non-Voting) 

Chairmen of the following Commissions and Permanent 

Committees: 

Minister and His Work: Rev. Thomas W. MacLean 

Nominations: Rev. Russell M. Kerr 

Sessional Records: Rev. Thomas C. Bryan 



4 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

World Missions and Overseas Relief: Rev. Eugene Daniel, Jr. 
Annuities and Relief: Rev. Thomas C. Bryan 
Ministerial Education: Rev. Oliver W. Carmichael 
Committee on Examinations: Rev. Warner L. Hall 
Christian Higher Education: Rev. Bob Murdock 
Assembly's Special Causes: Rev. French B. O'Shields 
Homes: Rev. Paul Thrower 
Women's Work: Rev. Robert Woodson 
Christian Action: Rev. Charles E. S. Kraemer 
Christianity and Health: Dr. E. J. Dunning 
Presbyterian Foundation: Rev. Leonard W. Topping 
Presbyterian Survey: Rev. Francis Alston 
Campus Christian Life: Rev. William K. Leach 
Evangelism: Rev. Leighton Ford 

TRAV (Television, Radio, Audio-Visual): Rev. Glenn B. Rob- 
inson 

Christian Education: Rev. Paul H. Felker 
Executive Committee on Church Extension: Dr. Harvey W. 
Johnston 

Moderator of Presbytery 

The Executive Secretary and Stated Clerk: Rev. J. Cecil 
Lawrence 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. NOMINATIONS: 

Rev. Russell M. Kerr, Chairman, Mint Hill Station, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28212 

1968— Rev. Robert S. Owens, Rev. Russell Kerr, Mr. H. K. Sledge, 
Jr. (Covenant) 

1969— Rev. William Stewart, Jr., Rev. David E. Wilkinson, Dr. 
James Hemphill (Rockingham — First) 

1970 — Mr. Evan Holyfield (Thomasboro), Rev. Henry S. Robinson, 
Rev. John Laughlin 

2. SESSIONAL RECORDS: 

Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, Chairman, 5218 Kildare Avenue, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28205 

3. WORLD MISSIONS AND OVERSEAS RELIEF: 

Rev. Eugene Daniel, Jr., Chairman, 2501 Oxford Place, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28207 

1968— Rev. Harry Bryan, Mr. J. B. Watt (Steele Creek), Dr. 
Hugh Verner (Myers Park) 

1969— Rev. Eugene Daniel, Jr., Mrs. L. E. McGinn (Cald- 
well Memorial), Mr. R. V. Liles (Wadesboro) 
1970 — Rev. Robert James, Mrs. H. F. Porter (Wilmore), Mr. 
James H. Barnhardt (Covenant) 

4. ANNUITIES AND RELIEF: 

Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, Chairman, 5218 Kildare Ave., Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28205 
1968 — Rev. Thomas Bryan, Mrs. J. Cecil Lawrence (Trinity) 

1969— Mr. Burnell S. McGirt (Hamlet), Mr. I. A. Jones (Selwyn 

Avenue) 
1970— Rev. David C. Kennedy, Mr. A. B. Mackey (Covenant) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 5 

5. MINISTERIAL EDUCATION: 

Rev. Oliver W. Carmichael, 5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28210 

1968 — Rev. A. J. Morrison, Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Dr. Thomas 
Sparrow (Charlotte — First) 

1969 — Rev. Oliver Carmichael, Rev. Eldon Wadsworth, Mr. D. B. 
Gettys (Monroe — First) 

1970— Rev. Zane Moore, Rev. Frank H. Caldwell, Mr. Price W. 
Robinson (Commonwealth) 

6. COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS 

Rev. Warner L. Hall, Chairman, 1000 East Morehead Street, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28204 

1968— Rev. Charles L. McDonald, Rev. Robert Turner, Mr. Win- 
throp Long (Westminster) 

1989— Rev. Warner L. Hall, Rev. John H. McVay, Mr. David Wil- 
son (Steele Creek) 

1970 — Rev. William A. Stewart, Jr., Rev. Leonard W. Topping, 
Dr. Joe B. McCoy, Jr. (Trinity) 

7. CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION: 

Rev. Bob Murdock, Chairman, Route 1, Stanfield, N. C. 28163 

1968— Rev. Bob Murdock, Rev. W. G. Workman, Mr. McAlister 
Carson, Sr. (Charlotte — First) 

1969— Rev. Daniel Zeluff, Rev. Paul W. Beazley, Mr. James P. 
Sifford (Albemarle — First) 

1970— Rev. Neely D. McCarter, Rev. J. Earl Hartsell, Mr. C. W. 
(Pat) Gilchrist (Trinity) 

8. ASSEMBLY'S SPECIAL CAUSES: 

Rev. French B. O'Shields, Chairman, 5900 Brookhaven 
Road, Charlotte, N. C. 28210 

1968 — Rev. E. B. Cooper, Rev. Roscoe Fisher, Mr. Charles Sellers 
(Westminster) 

1969— Rev. French B. O'Shields, Mrs. Boyd Alexander (Mallard 
Creek), Mr. James Putnam (Amity) 

1970 — Rev. J. Kenneth Craig, Mr. Lewis D. Berryhill (Common- 
wealth), Mr. B. J. Brown (Steele Creek) 

9. HOMES: 

Rev. Paul Thrower, Chairman, Troy, N. C. 27371 

1968 — Rev. Paul Thrower, Rev. Shelton Hutchison, Mr. Lee Kerns 
(Williams Memorial) 

1969— Rev. Fred J. Harmon, Mr. Ross Cathey (McGee), Mr. Thomas 
Edwards (Huntersville) 

1970— Mr. S. C. Capps (Central Steele Creek), Mr. Charles N. Fes- 
perman (Mallard Creek) 

10. WOMEN'S WORK: 

Rev. Robert S. Woodson, Chairman, 3211 Providence Road, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28211 



6 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

1988— Rev. Robert S. Woodson 

1969— Rev. James E. Sewell 

1970— Mrs. O. B. Cochran (Mallard Creek) 

11. CHRISTIAN ACTION: 

Rev. Charles E. S. Kraemer, Chairman, 1205 Palmyra Ave- 
nue, Richmond, Virginia 23227 
1968 — Rev. Daniel Durway, Mr. A. Walton Litz (Myers Park) 
1969 — Rev. Charles E. S. Kraemer, Mr. James Barrus (Amity) 
1970 — Rev. Paul Leonard, Mr. Randolph Norton (Sardis) 

12. CHRISTIANITY AND HEALTH: 

Dr. James P. Alexander, Chairman, Doctors' Building, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28207 

1968 — Dr. Lawrence Boggs (Covenant) 

1969 — Dr. James P. Alexander (Charlotte — First) 

1970 — Rev. A. Rudolph Hendricks 

13. PRESBYTERIAN FOUNDATION: 

Rev. Leonard W. Topping, Chairman, 200 W. Trade Street, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28202 

1968 — Rev. Shelton Hutchison, Mr. Joe Boone (Cornelius) 
1969 — Rev. Leonard W. Topping, Rev. Peter Jorgensen 
1970— Mr. H. H. Everett (Trinity), Mr. John W. Walker (West- 
minster), Mrs. B. S. Howell (Charlotte — First) 

14. PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY: 

Rev. Francis Alston, Chairman, Ellerbe, N. C. 28338 
1968 — Rev. Francis Alston 
1969 — Miss Phebe Drye (Albemarle— First) 
1970— Rev. John W. Bolton 

15. CAMPUS CHRISTIAN LIFE: 

Rev. William K. Leach, Chairman, Newell, N. C. 28126 
1968— Rev. William K. Leach 

1969— Rev. H. Louis Patrick, Mr. Richard O'Hair (Trinity) 
1970 — Rev. John E. Smylie, Dr. Lawrence K. Boggs (Covenant) 

16. EVANGELISM: 

Rev. Leighton Ford, Chairman, 2900 Coltsgate Road, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28211 

1968 — Rev. Leighton Ford, Mr. J. V. Zimmerman (Williams Me- 
morial), Rev. Fred Turner 

1969— Rev. E. O. Byrd, Jr., Mr. William A. White, Jr. (Myers Park) 

1970 — Rev. Leonard H. Bullock, Mr. Michael G. Myers (Covenant) 

17. TRAV (TELEVISION, RADIO, AUDIO-VISUAL): 

Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Chairman, 7500 Newell-Hickory 
Grove Road, Charlotte, N. C. 28212 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 7 

1968— Dr. Harold Sluder (Trinity), Mr. Loonis McGlohon (West- 
over Hills) 
1969 — Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Mr. Charles Trexler (Covenant) 
1970— Rev. Marshall E. Tobias, Mr. J. Robert Covington (Myers 
Park) 

18. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: 

Rev. Paul H. Felker, Chairman, 5601 Tuckaseegee Road, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28208 
1968 — Rev. Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, Mr. Jack Hamilton (Steele 
Creek), Rev. Dwight Barker, Rev. W. D. Morton, Mr. Blair 
Cathey (Paw Creek) 

1969— Rev. E. Lee Stoffel, Rev. David B. Jenkins, Rev. Charles M. 
Murray, Mr. Boyce M. Brown (Westminster), Mr. Jack O. 
Boyte (Caldwell Memorial) 

1970— Rev. Paul H. Felker, Rev. Robert H. Ramey, Jr., Rev. 
Francis M. Womack, Miss Ruth Farrior (Charlotte — First), 
Mr. Ralph S. Leete (Philadelphia) 

19. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION: 

Dr. Harvey W. Johnston, Chairman, Doctors' Building, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28207 
1968 — Rev. Francis B. Mayes, Jr., Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr., Dr. 
Harvey W. Johnston, (Westminster), Mr. James E. McGill 
(South Tryon), Rev. Leslie Thompson 

1969— Rev. J. S. Russell, Rev. A. B. Montgomery, Rev. John R. 
Mc Alpine, III, Mr. Harold Dillehay (Myers Park), Mr. 
Robert Stokes (Charlotte — First) 

1970— Rev. James P. Barksdale, Rev. Robert S. Owens, Mr. W. T. 
Crowder (St. Paul), Mr. John W. Rosebro (Covenant), Rev. 
John M. Handley 

Ex Officio: Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence, Rev. Angus G. Mclnnis (Field 
Representative) 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. Small Churches: 

Rev. Robert Turner, Chairman, 200 West Trade Street, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28202 

Rev. Russell Kerr, Mr. D. G. Kimbrell (Selwyn Avenue), Mr. R. A. 
Willis, Jr. (Monroe — First) 

2. Ministers' Salaries: 

Mr. Thomas C. Ruff, 806 East Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C. 28202 
Mr. Jones Y. Pharr (Charlotte — First), Mr. George Stovall (Al- 
bemarle — First), Dr. Curtis Fincher (Amity), Mr. I. A. Jones 
(Selwyn Avenue) 



8 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

Q. N. Huneycutt, Th.D Unionville, Stephenson 

J. C. Grier, H.R. 

M. B. Prince, Jr Williams Memorial 

R. A. Young, H.R. 

W. M. Walsh, D.D., H.R. 

Roy F. Whitley, Th.D Monroe First 

Charles E. S. Kraemer, D.D President PSCE 

Warner L. Hall, Ph.D Covenant 

T. W. MacLean Avondale 

John A. Carriker, H.R. 

S. M. Hutchison Smallwood 

D. S. Chalabie, H.R. 

Carl S. Miller Mt. Gilead, Pee Dee 

W. J. Huneycutt, H.R. 

Roy E. Hoke, H.R Professor 

D. E. Wilkinson, D.D Hospital Chaplain 

E. B. Cooper Pageland, Salem 

Russell M. Kerr Philadelphia 

J. E. Wayland, Jr. Cornelius, Bethel 

J. S. Garner, H.R. 

W. G. Workman, Ph.D., H.R. 

Robert Turner Synod Director C. E. 

Fred C. Holder Amity 

Malcolm R. Williamson, H.R 

E. L. Stoffel Charlotte First 

T. Duke Williams Altan, Bethany 

Leighton S. Ford Evangelist 

G. E. Dixon W. H. Belk 

James E. Fogartie Myers Park 

M. A. Cochrane, Jr Amay James 

Frank S. Jones, H.R. 

A. B. Montgomery, Th.M., D.D Caldwell Memorial 

Harry H. Bryan, D.D Covenant (Associate) 

J. R. McAlpine III Steele Creek 

J. C. Lawrence, Th.M., D.D. Executive Secretary 

Robert S. Woodson, M.A., Th.D., H.R Westminster (Associate) 

A. J. Morrison McQuay Memorial 

T. B. Ruff, H.R. 

John R. Cunningham, D.D., H.R. 

Francis Alston Ellerbe First 

Angus G. Mclnnis Field Representative 

Daniel L. Durway Covenant (Associate) 

Paul H. Felker Mulberry 

Herbert W. Dale Johnston Memorial 

Robert E. Huey, H.R. 

David Boyce, Th.M Chaplain 

Glenn B. Robinson Hickory Grove 

Betts Huntley Foreign Missionary 

Oren Moore, Jr Westover Hills 

Roscoe B. Fisher 

Frank L. Goodman Norman, Mt. Carmel 

Tracy V. Fisher Cameronian 

Horace H. Hilton Sugaw Creek 

William A. Stewart, Jr Seigle Avenue 

John H. McVay Hamlet First 

Leland A. Richardson Chaplain 

John M. Handley Huntersville 

James Gordon Stuart Sardis 

H. Louis Patrick, D.D. Trinity 

Francis M. Womack. Jr Robinson 

John C. Laughlin Carmel 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

Douglas L. Paulson St. Andrews 

Leonard W. Topping Charlotte First (Associate) 

J. Arthur Beard Marshville, New Salem 

Tom A. Cutting, Jr Providence 

David C. Hambrick, Jr Chaplain 

Robert E. Murdock Oakboro, Ridgecrest 

Eugene P. Poe Westminster 

David B. Jenkins Rockingham 

J. Shepherd Russell Albemarle 

Paul P. Thrower Troy 

James E. Sewell Norwood 

William D. Morton Waxhaw 

Charles L. McDonald Pleasant Hill 

Eugene L. Daniel Myers Park (Associate) 

Wayne R. Aughinbaugh Cook's Memorial 

Thomas C. Bryan Eastminster 

Francis B. Mayes, Jr Sardis (Associate) 

Marshall E. Tobias Camp Greene 

Paul W. Beazley Marston, Marks Creek 

Paul A. Home Ramah 

William K. Leach Newell 

A. M. Keith Siler 

W. B. McSwain Walkersville 

Eldon Wadsworth Hopewell 

Daniel Zeluf f Assistant Professor 

Walter D. Clark City Mission 

Vaughn Earl Hartsell Rourk, McLean 

James H. Sell Camden, Morven 

Fred P. Turner Albemarle Road 

Lloyd Frederick Grif f ie Candor 

E. O. Byrd, Jr Charlotte Third 

Oliver W. Carmichael Sharon 

Fred J. Harmon Indian Trail 

Charles M. Murray Myers Park (Minister Education) 

F. B. O'Shields St. Giles 

John W. Bolton Caldwell Memorial (Associate) 

A. Rudolph Hendricks South Tryon 

W. H. Jarrett Biscoe 

David C. Kennedy Matthews 

Robert J. James Paw Creek 

Fred R. McAlister Chaplain 

A. Leslie Thompson Pineville 

Dwight L. Barker East 

James P. Barksdale, Jr St. Paul 

Zane M. Moore Central Steele Creek 

Robert Sanford Owens Plaza 

J. William Stork, H.R. 

Robert H. Ramey, Jr Selwyn Avenue 

Paul Leonard Trinity (Minister of Education) 

Leonard Bullock Thomasboro 

Frank H. Caldwell Presbyterian Foundation 

Kenneth P. Craig Mallard Creek 

Neely McCarter Professor 

James N. Biggers Badin 

Robert E. Henry Associate Chaplain and Supply at Banks 

Henry S. Robinson Memorial 

Carl T. Uzzell St. John 

H. Howard Smith Wadesboro 

John E. Smylie President Queens College 

Ernest T. Thompson, Jr Forest Hill 

Total Ministers 121 



10 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ROLL OF CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

William E. Alexander, Union Seminary, Sardis Church. 

Samuel Monroe Busch, Jr. Covenant College, Locust Church. 

George L. Ducker, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Myers Park. 

John M. Duncan, Louisville Seminary, Covenant. 

Charles D. Elliott, Union Seminary, Wilmore Church. 

H. Alan Elmore, Columbia Seminary, Sugaw Creek Church. 

David T. Fisher, Columbia Seminary, Cameronian Church. 

John R. Goodman, Union Seminary, Norman Church. 

Benny E. Gurley, St. Andrews College, Mulberry Church. 

George H. Kuykendall, Jr., Union Seminary, N. Y., Covenant. 

Rodney R. Love, Louisville Seminary, Paw Creek Church. 

David F. Mclnnis, Davidson College, Covenant Church. 

Hoyt F. Nance, Rt. 1, Box 255, Huntersville, N. C, Huntersville 
Church. 

Robert C. Page, III, Chapel Hill, N. C, Covenant Church. 

William G. Phipps, Columbia Seminary, Forest Hill. 

Javan W. Reid, Jr., Candor Church. Austin Theological Seminary. 

H. Carson Rhyne, Jr., Presbyterian College, Mulberry Church. 

Eugene R. Rucker, 1558 Bryson Dr., Decatur, Ga., Plaza Church. 

James H. Shackelford, Divinity School, U. of Chicago, Covenant 
Church. 

Charles R. Sizemore, U. of N. C. — Charlotte, Caldwell Memorial. 
Thomas S. Stukes, U. of N. C. at Chapel Hill, Myers Park Church. 
Kendall B. Tarleton, Davidson College, Covenant Church. 
Roy Z. Thomas, III, Union Seminary, Trinity Church. 
Charles A. Van Wagner, Columbia Seminary, Selwyn Ave. Church. 
David C. Verner, Johns Hopkins University, Myers Park Church. 
Roy P. Wilson, Jr., Charlotte, N. C. Avondale Church. 
James Paxton Wray, Princeton Seminary, Sardis Church. 

CANDIDATES FOR LAY SERVICE 

Eleanor Anne Pepi, Princeton Theological Seminary, Myers Park 
Church. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 11 

The Two Hundred Fifty-Eighth 

Stated Meeting of 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 



Providence Presbyterian Church 
Rt. 1, Matthews, N. C. 
October 17, 1967, 9:00 A.M. 

The Retiring Moderator, the Rev. Eugene P. Poe, called 
the meeting to order and led the presbytery in worship, preach- 
ing on "A Time of Greatness" from Ephesians 5:1, "Be Imitators 
of God." Presbytery observed the sacrament of the Lord's Sup- 
per, administered by the host pastor, the Rev. Tom A. Cutting, 
Jr. with the following Ruling Elders of the Providence Church: 
N. C. Grier, John McKee, P. P. Patterson, Henry Niven, L. M. 
Rea, Rom E. Rea, Lee M. Rea, J. N. Teal, J. W. Hattersley, 
Davis R. Bonner, and C. Ray Mackey. Following the singing of 
a hymn Presbytery turned to the business of the day. 

Memorials: Three memorials were presented to the Presby- 
tery for ministers of the Presbytery who had died since the 
last meeting of Presbytery: J. W. Grier by Elder LeGette 
Blythe, Herbert V. Carson by the Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, and 
W. B. Neill by the Rev. Francis M. Womack, Jr. A note from 
Mrs. H. V. Carson was read to the Presbytery expressing grati- 
tude for the attendance by the Presbytery members at Dr. 
Carson's funeral. Mrs. Carson was recognized by the Presby- 
tery which stood in honor. These memorials were adopted and 
copies were ordered sent to the respective families. While 
Presbytery stood, the Rev. Robert Woodson led the Presbytery 
in prayer. 

The Reverend John Wilson Grier 

On a warm September afternoon many years ago a gawkish, 
green kid preacher, exercising faith and demonstrating considerable 
courage, if few other pulpit virtues, stood before his congregation in 
Huntersville's old frame Presbyterian church and with shaking knees 
and wadding dry tongue preached his maiden sermon. 

After minutes that were to him and the assembled worshippers 
hours, he pronounced the benediction and stepped down. When the 
elders and deacons and encouraging dear old ladies had crowded 
around him to shake his hand and generously applaud his sermon and 
he had walked down the aisle and out the front door, one of the 



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older brethren was asked by another what he thought of the new 
preacher. 

"Well, I'll tell you," the good brother drawled, "he sure ain't what 
you'd call graceful-like and he ain't no pulpit orator neither, but he's 
got a nice wide open face and he just may turn out." 

He did. 

The young minister preached that sermon on the first Sunday 
in September — September 6 — in 1908. A month past twenty-seven he 
was beginning his second pastorate, as shepherd of the flocks at 
Huntersville and nearby Ramah churches. His first had been served 
at Thomaston, Georgia, for the fifteen months following his gradua- 
tion in June the year before from the Presbyterian Seminary in 
Louisville, Kentucky. 

He would never have a third one. 

When John Wilson Grier died on August 29, 1967, he had served 
sixty years in the Christian ministry, forty-seven of them as minister 
of the Huntersville church and forty-five as minister of the Ramah 
congregation and the remaining twelve as minister emeritus, and all 
of them as the parson beloved by Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, 
Associate Reformed Presbyterians, Church of God communicants — 
all the churched and unchurched, whites, Negroes, prosperous, in- 
digent, everybody. In northern Mecklenburg he was Preacher Grier 
and Mr. Grier. They all loved him, and he loved them, all of them. 
And he was quick to defend them, any of them. 

"Well, I suppose old Tom - ' — or old Jim or old Bob — "wasn't much 
to brag about," Mr. Grier would concede, when the name of some par- 
ticularly sorry individual happened to be under consideration, and 
then his eyes would warm and his voice rise a bit, "but, I'll tell you, 
old Tom had a lot of good in him;" Invariably, Mr. Grier would say 
it, and invariably he meant it. Mr. Grier didn't do much theorizing 
or philosophizing on the theology of ecumenicity, but he lived it. 
Long before the days of Pope John XXIII and ecumenicity's becoming 
the vogue, Mr. Grier expounded it by living it. 

Long before Mr. Grier died his continuing pastorate of the 
Huntersville and Ramah churches had put him at the head of the 
list of Mecklenburg Presbytery's ministers in the lengths of their 
terms of service. Nor has any other minister in Mecklenburg county 
— and perhaps the geographical bounds of the presbytery — in any 
of the other denominations held so long a pastorate. When in 1908 
he came into the presbytery, it had thirty-three ministers and forty- 
seven churches, and its communicants numbered 7,268. Since the or- 
ganization of the Huntersville church in 1878 it has had nine ministers. 
Mr. Grier served as its pastor five years longer than the other eight 
in their combined ministries. 

John W. Grier, though so long a Mecklenburg resident and a son 
of Mecklenburg forebears, was not born in Mecklenburg, but across 
the Catawba river a little way in Gaston, on July 22, 1881. His 
parents were William A. Grier, a prominent farmer and state legis- 
lator of the Steele Creek community, and Belle Crawford Grier of 
Gaston county. After their marriage in 1877 they lived until 1892 in 
Gaston, and from there they moved across the river to live in his 
native Steele Creek section. With the exception then of his childhood 
years, his student years at Erskine College, where he was graduated 



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in 1903, his training at the seminary, from which in 1907 he was 
graduated with the degree of bachelor of divinity, and the fifteen 
months at Thomaston, Georgia, he lived his life in Mecklenburg coun- 
ty, almost three-fourths of it in the Huntersville and Ramah ministry. 

All his married life was lived in Huntersville. In 1911 Reverend 
Mr. Grier married one of the young ladies of his congregation, Miss 
Bess Alexander. She died November 28, 1964, three years after they 
had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Surviving them are a 
daughter, Mrs. J. P. Burke of Warrenton, Virginia, and a grandson, 
John Grier Burke of Warrenton. Surviving Mr. Grier also are two 
brothers, William A. Grier of North Wilkesboro and Ralph Grier of 
the Steele Creek community. 

Reverend Mr. Grier had been honored with election to positions 
of importance and distinction in all the courts of the church. He served 
several times as moderator of Mecklenburg Presbytery and was five 
times a commissioner to the General Assembly, was president of the 
Presbyterian Ministers Association of Charlotte and Mecklenburg 
County, served upon many commissions and committees of his church, 
and was honored for his work as a good citizen of his community. 
Countless children and at least two church structures were named 
for him. But his honors never weighed heavily upon him. To the end 
of his days he was never burdensomely impressed with himself. Per- 
haps no one ever described him more accurately than he described him- 
self a week before he died. One of his long-time friends was sitting 
with him in his hospital room; they had been talking of his ministry 
of many years and the friend was trying to tell him without being 
mawkishly sentimental how his people appreciated him and loved him. 

"Well, everybody's been mighty good to me," he said, "and God's 
been mighty good to me: I've had a long life and a good life. You 
know" — he smiled, his eyes brightening — "I never did want to be a 
high-falutin : preacher anyway. I just wanted to be a good Christian, 
inspiring and helping the people, trying the best I could to do in my 
poor way like the Master did when He was on earth." 

That was John Grier, that's how he was. 

Some sixteen years ago I had the happy privilege of dedicating a 
Biblical novel to Mr. Grier. Yesterday afternoon I pulled a copy of the 
book from the shelves and read again the dedication: 

To my pastor 

REVEREND JOHN W. GRIER 

for half a century 
beloved evangel of 
THE GOOD NEWS 

Were I writing that dedication today, I reflected, I would make but 
one change: for more than half a century, beloved evangel of THE 
GOOD NEWS. 

Fathers and brothers, I appreciate your honoring me in your 
asking me to speak for us all, even though inadequately, of our re- 
membrance of him, and of the love we have for our departed great 
and good and greatly good brother. 

— LeGette Blythe 



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Memorial To Herbert Venable Carson 

Herbert Venable Carson, a son of the manse, was born to the 
Reverend Walter C. and Lavalette Beach Carson in Charlotte Court 
House, Virginia, January 4, 1892. He died in Charlotte, North Caro- 
lina, September 5, 1967. From an early age he was imbued with the 
sense of the relation and union of church and education through ob- 
serving his father, the founder of Christian Academies. During his 
lifetime he never passed up an opportunity to serve in educational 
circles as an adjunct to his service to the church. 

Young Carson graduated from Washington and Lee University 
in 1913. His ministerial training was at Union Theological Seminary in 
Richmond, where he received both Bachelor of Divinity and Master 
of Theology Degrees. Southwestern conferred upon him the degree of 
Doctor of Divinity in 1927. 

He was united in marriage to Miss Edith Cecil Rennie of Green- 
wood, Mississippi, a daughter of the manse, on July 11, 1917. To this 
union were born two daughters, Edith Cecil and Mary Ellen, and one 
son, Herbert Venable, Jr. Edith, Mrs. Chester H. Morgan, died after 
reaching womanhood. Mary Ellen, Mrs. David DeLana, and Herbert, 
Jr., survive, together with four grandchildren and three sisters: Mrs. 
Chloe Carney, Mrs. S. L. Beribile, and Mrs. Frank Fraysor. 

The Carsons, by inheritance and training, created a rich home life 
for their children. Because of their church backgrounds, their gifted 
musicianship, and other cultural interests, they were ideal in the 
pastor and wife relationship. Their capacity for friendships was 
notable. The fiftieth wedding anniversary of Edith and Herbert Carson 
was planned but not carried out because of his illness. 

Upon completing his theological education, Carson applied to the 
Board of World Missions for an appointment as a missionary to China. 
In preparation for this, he attended the Medical College of Virginia for 
one year, (1917-18), in the belief that some basic medical knowledge 
would increase his effectiveness on the foreign field. The Board of 
World Missions did not see its way clear to send him to China at this 
time, so he turned to the pastorate, being installed at the Fifth Avenue 
Church, Knoxville, Tennessee. He served with effectiveness for four 
years. In 1921 Carson accepted the call of the First Presbyterian 
Church in Ashland, Kentucky, in the U.S.A. Assembly. During this 
pastorate he was elected Moderator of the Synod of Kentucky in 1923. 
Carson left Ashland in 1924 and reurned to the Presbyterian Church, 
U.S., to accept a call extended by the Trinity Presbyterian Church in 
Montgomery, Alabama. This was destined to be his longest pastorate 
— nineteen years. His identification with the total life of the com- 
munity was marked. He was on the boards of educational and civic 
groups, President of the Kiwanis Club, and, as an avocation, a good 
golfer. He fashioned many of his own golf clubs. Three churches were 
established from Trinity under Carson's leadership. He was Moderator 
of the Synod of Alabama in 1927. Carson resigned as pastor in Mont- 
gomery and served two years in World War II in the U.S. Air Force 
at several posts, attaining the rank of Major. 

In 1944, he re-entered the pastorate by serving the First Presby- 
terian Church in Sanford, North Carolina, for two years. From San- 
ford he came to Charlotte to become the Vice-President of Queens 



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College, a post he held for two years before becoming Head of the 
Department of Religion and Philosophy. He was to make Charlotte his 
home for twenty-one years. At Queens, Dr. Carson filled his teaching 
profession with distinction. Churches were seeking trained lay 
workers and the demand exceeded the supply. He fostered the Direc- 
tor of Christian Education course, and many churches in the Carolinas 
welcomed workers trained at Queens. He also strengthened the 
Queens Charlotte Leadership Program in which were enrolled hun- 
dreds of Church workers in this area. His Bible classes in this Leader- 
ship School drew record numbers. During his tenure at Queens, Dr. 
Carson supplied several churches. Two supply relationships were 
notable. He served as organizing pastor of a Presbyterian Congrega- 
tion which met in the Chapel at Queens College for several months, 
and the Church adopted the name he suggested — Trinity. The follow- 
ing is quoted from a resolution passed by the Session of Trinity 
Church: 

"Into our midst came Herbert V. Carson advising us, guiding us. 
In trouble he consoled and comforted us. In despair he lifted us, to our 
half-formed dreams he gave substance. In our weakness he gave 
strength; in our failures, inspiration. It was his untiring devotion that 
kept our band together and focused our sights on our ultimate goal, 
the building of a great church." 

His other supply relationship was with the newly founded West- 
minster Presbyterian Church. The following is a quotation from the 
history of this church: 

"No happier choice for a supply minister for our church could 
have been found than that of Dr. H. V. Carson." 

He served the Westminster church from September 14, 1952 to 
May 7, 1953. For several years, he was closely identified with the 
Myers Park Church where he was a very acceptable Bible teacher 
in special classes. 

The following is part of a resolution passed by the Board of 
Trustees of Queens College upon his retirement, "Dr. Carson held 
the deep love and respect of students, faculty and administrators as 
he dedicated his years of college teaching to the growth and develop- 
ment of young minds." 

Dr. Carson retired from his Queens College position in 1957. Until 
the end of 1958 he was pastor at Mt. Holly, N. C. He then became pas- 
tor of the Covenant Church, Montgomery, Alabama, which had been 
established during his ministry in Montgomery. The Carsons returned 
to Charlotte after two years to the home and beloved garden on 
Preston Lane. 

In April, 1961, the Junior Woman's Club of Charlotte presented its 
Certificate of Merit, "To Dr. Herbert V. Carson for outstanding service 
to the community in the field of Religion." In 1961, a group of friends 
in the churches of Charlotte and among his students made a gift 
of funds sufficient to defray all expenses of a trip to the Holy Land 
for Dr. and Mrs. Carson. Eleven countries were visited in this interest- 
ing and inspiring experience. 

Dr. Carson's happiest field of service in his last years was that of 
Teacher of Bible at South Mecklenburg High School. This post he held 
three years. The 1967 Annual of the School, SOMECA, was dedicated 



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to him. This dedication was revealed at an assembly of the Student 
Body, and the announcement was accompanied by a standing ovation 
and followed by a reception in his classroom. Ill health forced retire- 
ment of Dr. Carson from the school in December, 1966. He was strick- 
en in June 1967, while in Oklahoma to perform the wedding ceremony 
for a granddaughter, and never regained his full physical strength. 

When an estimate of the work of this servant of God is made, it 
will contain certain outstanding things: his scholarship, his love of 
people and their interests, his pulpit appeal, and his enthusiasm for 
any cause in which he believed. He once described his theological 
position as that of "Evangelical liberal with emphasis upon evange- 
lical." It was this evangelical emphasis which brought many results 
from his pulpit ministry as he preached for a verdict. 

Following the "God is Dead" presentation on television, he de- 
cided that he must answer it. He did this in one of his last prepared 
sermons. On August 7, 1966, taking his text from Hebrews 11:6, he 
outlined the history of "fads" in philosophical speculations about God 
and followed it with a rebuttal of the "God is Dead" speculations. From 
the conclusion of this sermon we read, "No God? Then sorrow is com- 
fortless and heaven but wishful thinking. No God? Then remorse has 
no balm and sin no cure. No God? Then prayer is a mockery. No God? 
Then Shakespeare causes Macbeth to voice devastating truth when he 
says of life it is 'a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, 
signifying nothing'." 

Herbert Carson could have echoed the Psalmist, "I have preached 
righteousness in the great congregation. Lo, I have not refrained my 
lips, I have not hid Thy righteousness with my heart. I have declared 
Thy faithfulness and Thy salvation. I have not concealed Thy loving 
kindness and Thy truth from the great congregation." 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg would express its gratitude to 
God for the life and labors of Herbert Venable Carson, its sorrow at 
his passing, and extends Christian sympathy to his beloved wife, son, 
daughter, and sisters, and prays that the comfort of the Heavenly 
Father will be theirs in abundant measure. 

Thomas C. and Harry H. Bryan 

Memorial For Rev. William Brown Neill 

William Brown Neill was born June 11, 1881 near Lancaster, S. C, 
the son of William Marion and Mary Nesbit Neill. His entire ministry 
was spent in the Synod of North Carolina where he gave unselfishly 
and many times sacrificially of himself in the service of his Lord. 
He was called to join the church victorious on October 5, 1967. 

Mr. Neill was married to Miss Bessie Belk on April 29, 1914 in 
Weddington, N. C. They were blessed with three sons, Robert B. Neill, 
Charles G. Neill, and W. B. Neill, Jr. 

Mr. Neill completed the public schools in Waxhaw, N. C. and al- 
though not privileged to attend college, continued his education 
through correspondence courses and private instruction. He entered 
the teaching profession and soon was principal of the Mount Pleas- 
ant school. While he taught the upper grades, Miss Bessie Belk, soon 
to become his wife, taught the elementary children. It was soon 



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after their marriage that the Lord called Mr. Neill to a special work. 
In 1915 the Presbyterian Committee of Publication of Albemarle 
Presbytery hired the young couple to work in Johnston County as 
Sunday School extension workers. Here Mr. Neill erected tents and 
temporary buildings in which he began Sunday Schools. Many of 
these later became organized churches. After three years of this work, 
Mr. Neill entered Union Theological Seminary. He came to the school 
with his wife and two small boys, less than sixty dollars in savings 
but with a great faith and a willingness to work and to learn. 

Following his graduation, Mr. Neill was called to the Bethlehem 
and Morton Churches near Rocky Mount where in 1920 he was or- 
dained by Albemarle Presbytery. During his pastorate a new church 
was built at Morton and a new manse at Bethlehem. In 1924 he was 
called to the First Church of Faison where he served for five years. 
In 1929 he came to Mecklenburg Presbytery, serving the Lee Park, 
Turner and Stephenson Churches near Monroe. 

He accepted a call to Robinson Church in 1937 where he served 
until his retirement in 1957. During this pastorate the present sanctu- 
ary was built, and the church became self supporting. Even after re- 
tirement he supplied pulpits throughout the Presbytery, continuing 
as an active supply pastor until nine months before his death. 

Mr. Neill was active in the affairs of Presbytery, serving on many 
of its committees. Throughout his life he was interested and active 
in the Tirzah Bible Society, an auxiliary of the American Bible So- 
ciety. He was president of this organization for twenty-five years. 

Mr. Neill continued through his ministry to share the gospel he 
held so dear, not only through preaching, but through person to person 
evangelism. He was a faithful servant and many felt the blessings of 
God through his ministry. 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg, in which Mr. W. B. Neill spent 
the greater part of his ministry, by this memorial, expresses sympathy 
to Mrs. Neill and other members of the family and would pray God's 
gracious love, mercy and guidance now and always. 

Francis M. Womack, Jr. 

Enrollment: The Stated Clerk announced the presence of 
a quorum and Presbytery was enrolled. 

THE ROLL 

Ministers — W. R. Aughinbaugh, James P. Barksdale, J. A. Beard, 
Paul W. Beazley, John W. Bolton, Harry H. Bryan, Thomas C. Bryan, 
Leonard H. Bullock, Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., John A. Carriker, Oliver 
Carmichael, M. A. Cochrane, Edward B. Cooper, K. P. Craig, J. R. 
Cunningham, Tom A. Cutting, Jr., H. W. Dale, Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., 
G. E. Dixon, D. L. Durway, Paul H. Felker, Roscoe B. Fisher, T. V. 
Fisher, James E. Fogartie, Frank L. Goodman, Fred Griffie, Warner 
L. Hall, Fred J. Harmon, Vaughn E. Hartsell, A. Rudolph Hendricks, 
Fred C. Holder, Shelton M. Hutchison, Q. N. Huneycutt, Robert J. 
James, W. H. Jarrett, David Jenkins, Frank S. Jones, A. M. Keith, 
Russell M. Kerr, Charles Kraemer, John C. Laughlin, W. K. Leach, 
Paul R. Leonard, Francis B. Mayes, Charles L. McDonald, T. W. Mac- 



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Lean, J. R. McAlpine III, Angus G. Mclnnis, W. B. McSwain, John H. 
McVay, Carl S. Miller, A. J. Morrison, Zane M. Moore, W. D. Morton, 
Charles M. Murray, Bob E. Murdock, F. B. O'Shields, Jr., H. Louis 
Patrick, D. L. Paulson, E. P. Poe, M. B. Prince, Jr., Robert H. Ramey, 
Jr., Glenn B. Robinson, Thomas B. Ruff, J. S. Russell, James H. Sell, 
Jr., James E. Sewell, William O. Stewart, James G. Stuart, E. L. 
Stoffel, J. W. Stork, A. Leslie Thompson, Paul P. Thrower, Marshall 
E. Tobias, Jr., Leonard W. Topping, Fred P. Turner, Eldon D. Wads- 
worth, W. M. Walsh, Roy F. Whitley, T. Duke Williams, Malcolm R. 
Williamson, Robert S. Woodson, Francis M. Womack, Jr., Dan 
Zeluff. (86) 

Ruling Elders — Albemarle First, Leonard W. Mabry; Albemarle 
Road, George H. Jones; Altan, Jack Baker; Amity, Jerry Burton; 
Badin, W. F. Frazier; W. H. Belk, G. W. Hager; Benton Heights, L. W. 
Speer; Bethel, Herbert B. Knox; Biscoe, D. J. McCaskill; Caldwell 
Memorial, W. Reece Little; Cameronian, Colon McDonald; Camp 
Green, Guy E. Fleming; Candor, Sam Holder; Carmel, B. L. McQuay; 
Central Steele Creek, R. R. Grier, Sr.; Charlotte First, Charles W. 
Patterson; Clanton Memorial, Norman Furr; Covenant, John C. Brad- 
ley, O. S. Perry, Sr.; Cooks Memorial, Millard Faircloth; East, Clarence 
Seawell; Eastminster, J. M. Altman; Ellerbe First, D. R. McAskill; 
First Union, Jack Canipe; Forest Hill, T. H. Chadwick; Hamlet First, 
Prentice Taylor; Hickory Grove, Bob Martin; Hopewell, Irvin Vance; 
Indian Hill, M. E. Brattain; Johnston Memorial, E. R. Hyder; Locust, 
Robert Smith; Macedonia, Daniel J. McCaskill; McQuay Memorial, 
A. A. Clark; Mallard Creek, C. H. Oehler; Marshville, Dr. C. A. Bolt; 
Matthews, Neily O. Alexander; Marks Creek, D. L. McDonald; Me- 
morial, J. Ross Summerville; Morven, John N. Wall; Monroe First, 
M. B. Honeycutt; Mt. Carmel, James M. Nicholson; Mt. Gilead, De- 
catur Jones, Jr.; Mulberry, Robert Alexander; Myers Park, J. E. 
Stukes, A. Walton Litz; Newell, C. E. Love; Norman, C. E. Martin; 
Norwood, Charlie Van Byrd; Pageland, J. Edison Clark; Park Avenue, 
Jack Smith; Paw Creek, Blair H. Cathey; Pee Dee, Julius Thompson; 
Philadelphia, Ralph E. Howell; Pineville, R. C. Reid; Plaza, J. M. 
Shinn; Pleasant Hill, C. D. Armstrong, Jr.; Providence, Davis R. 
Bonner; Ramah, Thomas C. Brown; Ridgecrest, William Lambert; 
Robinson, L. F. Miller; Rockingham First, Sam Snoddy; Seigle Ave- 
nue, Mrs. Edith Gardner; Selwyn Avenue, Robert B. Brannan; Sharon, 
J. W. Wollen; Siler, J. M. Fowler; Smallwood, Dannie Martin; South 
Tryon, Curtis J. Parker; St. Andrews, S. G. Autry; St. Giles, John C. 
Agnew, Jr.; St. John, Palmer Maples, Jr.; St. Paul, E. D. Jackson; 
Steele Creek, Robert O. Byrum; Stephenson, Tommy Joe Haywood; 
Sugaw Creek, W. W. Welch; Thomasboro, Evan W. Holyfield; Trinity, 
Jim Horton; Troy, A. T. Russell; Turner, Ernest McMann; Unionville, 
George Medlin; Wadesboro First, James Cammeron; Walkersville, 
Donald McCain; Waxhaw, R. N. Walkup; Westminster, J. C. Plaxco; 
Westover Mills, Sanford Grant; Wilmore, W. M. Burch; Williams Me- 
morial, Fred W. Henderson. (87) 

Recognized and invited to sit as Visiting Brethren were: 
E. T. Thompson, Jr., Presbytery of Westminster; Henry S. 
Robinson, Presbytery of Central Mississippi; Carl T. Uzzell, 
Presbytery of Abingdon; H. Howard Smith, Presbytery of 
Shawnee; James N. Biggers, Presbytery of Concord; Robert 



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H. Henry, Jr., Presbytery of Charleston; John E. Smylie, 
Presbytery of Los Angeles, U.P.U.S.A., and Malcolm M. 
Bullock, Presbytery of Atlanta, Missionary to Taiwan. 

Ruling Elders attending Presbytery for the first time were 
accredited and welcomed by the Presbytery. Especial note was 
called to Elder Jack Kanipe of the Allen Hills Church, and he 
was accredited to the court. (Note: Allen Hills and Nevin 
Churches make up the new First Union Presbyterian Church.) 

Moderator: Ruling Elder George Stovall, First Church Al- 
bemarle, moderator-in-nomination, was elected Moderator of 
this meeting by acclamation. He assumed the Chair. 

Welcome: Presbytery was welcomed by the host pastor, 
the Rev. Tom Cutting, Jr., who also spoke of a new history of 
Providence Church just published by Mrs. Louise Matthews, 
member of Providence Church. This history of the church is in 
honor of the church's bi-centennial. In addition, brief copies 
of the history of Providence Church were distributed to the 
Presbytery. 

Docket: Mr. Cutting also presented the Docket of this 
Meeting, and it was adopted as amended. 

THE DOCKET 

1. Opening Worship — Sermon by Retiring Moderator — Reverend 
Eugene Poe 

2. Sacrament of the Lord's Supper — Administered by Reverend Tom 
Cutting 

3. Memorials 

4. Enrollment of Presbytery and Introduction of Visiting Brethren. 
Recognition of Ruling Elders attending Presbytery for the first 
time 

5. Election of Moderator — Ruling Elder George Stovall, Moderator 
Nominee 

6. Report of the Committee on Arrangements by Host Pastor — Rev. 
Tom Cutting 

7. Appointment of Standing Committees 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Judiciary 

3. Records of Presbytery 

4. Assembly Minutes 

5. Attendance 

6. Resolutions 

8. Communications 

9. Reports of Permanent Committees 

1. Presbytery's Council, the Reverend Fred Holder, Chairman. Con- 
sideration of Committee's Report on Structure of Presbytery 



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2. Ministerial Education, the Reverend Tom Cutting, Chairman 

3. Assembly's Special Causes 

4. World Missions, the Reverend Eugene Daniel, Chairman 

5. Annuities and Relief, the Reverend Frank Goodman, Chairman 

6. Evangelism, the Reverend Leighton Ford, Chairman 

7. Nominations, the Reverend John R. McAlpine, III, Chairman 

8. Christian Action, the Reverend Charles E. S. Kraemer, Chair- 
man, Consideration of paper on "Open Housing' 1 

9. Women's Work, the Reverend Douglas Paulson, Chairman 
10. Examinations, the Reverend Warner Hall, Chairman 

10. Reports of Commissions 

1. The Minister and His Work, the Reverend Russell Kerr, Chair- 
man 

2. Other Commissions 

11. Reception of Candidates and Ministers (Second Order after lunch) 

12. Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

13. Reports of Standing Committees (Number 7 above) 

14. Unfinished Business — Consideration of Proposed Amendments to 

the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in the U. S. 

15. New Business 

16. Place of Next Meeting 

17. Nomination of Moderator-Nominee (First order after lunch) 

18. Reading and Adoption of the Minutes 

19. Adjournment with Apostolic Benediction 

AMENDMENTS TO THIS DOCKET 

1. Order Of The Day at 11:30 A.M. to Hear World Missions Speaker, 
The Rev. Malcolm M. Bullock 

2. Lunch Recess 12:30 to 1:30 P.M. 

3. Third Order Of The Day After Lunch Hear Report Of The Sub- 
Committee On Stewardship 

Standing Committees: The Moderator announced the ap- 
pointment of these standing committees: 

Bills and Overtures: Eugene P. Poe, and Elders: William 
Archer and Dr. C. A. Bolt, (Marshville). 

Judiciary: Elders: James Horton, (Trinity), Leonard Mabry, 
George H. James, (Albemarle). 

Records of Presbytery: Douglas L. Paulson, and Elders: 
J. R. Burton, (Amity), and Tom Haywood. 

Assembly Minutes: Thomas C. Bryan and Elders: Jack 
Smith, (Park Ave.), and C. D. Armstrong, Jr. 

Attendance: Robert J. James and Elders: Davis R. Bonner, 
(Providence), and Robert O. Byrum, (Steele Creek). 

Resolutions: T. W. MacLean and Elders: Herbert B. Knox, 
(Bethel), and Ralph Howell, (Philadelphia). 



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Communications: Under communications the Stated Clerk 
presented the following which were referred or disposed of as 
stated: 

1. Requests for excused absence from today's meeting; re- 
ferred to Standing Committee on Attendance. 

2. From the Pageland Church seeking approval by Presby- 
tery for a loan of $6,000. from the Synod of North Carolina's 
Permanent Church and Manse Loan Fund. Confirming min- 
utes of the Congregational Meeting of the Pageland Church 
and a letter from the Stated Clerk of the Synod, Dr. Harold 
Dudley, stating such a loan would be granted. Since Presby- 
tery's approval is required, Presbytery granted its approval for 
such application. 

3. Request from the Rev. Frank L. Goodman that the pas- 
toral relationship existing between himself and the Norman 
and Mt. Carmel churches be severed effective December 31, 
1967, and that he be Honorably Retired as of that date and so 
certified to the Board of Annuities and Relief. Presbytery 
granted this request after grateful recognition of Mr. Good- 
man's service to this Presbytery and to the Norman and Mt. 
Carmel Churches. 

4. Request from the Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt that he be Hon- 
orably Retired as of December 31, 1967 and so certified to the 
Board of Annuities and Relief. Mr. Huneycutt was received 
under the care of this Presbytery as a Candidate for the Gospel 
Ministry in 1913 and was ordained by this Presbytery in 1921 
and has served his entire ministry in this Presbytery. Presby- 
tery granted this request and thanked Mr. Huneycutt for his 
long life and ministry among us. 

5. A letter from the Moderator of the General Assembly 
relative to the Rio Grande Valley Relief Fund. This was re- 
ceived as information, copies having already been sent to the 
churches. 

6. A letter from the General Assembly's General Council 
offering the assistance of Council to any of the churches of 
Presbytery and calling the attention of Presbytery to a special 
film "The Way To God", a copy of which is now in the hands of 
the Stated Clerk of Presbytery and will be placed in Presby- 
tery's office for use by the churches of Presbytery. 

7. A request from Presbytery's Office for the return of 
two copies of a film "Voice in the Wilderness" produced in 
honor of our bi-centennial in 1961. These copies have not been 



22 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

returned, although they have been loaned to ministers or 
churches of the Presbytery. 

8. The Rev. Robert Woodson read to the Presbytery ex- 
cerpts from a personal letter from the Rev. Ben Ferguson rela- 
tive to his appreciation of and regard for this Presbytery. 
This was received as information. 

9. Letter concerning proposed plans for union with the 
Reformed Church of America; referred to Presbytery's Council 
for consideration. 

Presbytery's Council: This report was presented in several 
parts by several men with the chairman of council, the Rev. 
Fred C. Holder in charge, and these reports and recommenda- 
tions were adopted. 

REPORT OF PRESBYTERY COUNCIL TO 
MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The Council met September 29, 1967 at the First Presbyterian 
Church in Charlotte. Various reports were heard and it was recom- 
mended that these be printed and mailed to commissioners to this 
meeting of Presbytery. These various reports have their places on the 
docket of Presbytery and will be heard. In addition the Council took 
the following actions which are hereby presented to Presbytery for 
consideration. 

1. The Council, at the request of the Committee on Women's 
Work, recommends that Presbytery hear the Report on Women's Work 
at the Spring meeting instead of the Fall meeting. 

Recommendation: That the rules of Presbytery be suspended and 
that this request be granted. 

2. The Council heard the report of the Stewardship Committee re- 
garding a letter from Synod concerning a pledge of $25,000 made 
toward the building of the sanctuary at the Chapel Hill Presbyterian 
Church and that some of the pledge has not been paid. 

Recommendation: That this matter be called to the attention of 
Presbytery and that we proceed to make every effort to fulfill our 
pledge. (Note: This is covered in the Stewardship Report below.) 

3. Heard request from the Stewardship Committee regarding the 
making up of the budget and their report. Rev. John Handley, Stew- 
ardship Chairman, will make that report. 

4. Heard a report of the Executive Secretary that a piece of prop- 
erty consisting of some eight acres of land was being made available 
to Presbytery for the future home of the Pleasant Hill Presbyterian 
Church. The Council directed that this matter be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Church Extension. 

Recommendation: That this action be approved. 

5. Received a report from the Pan Presbyterian Ad Hoc Planning 
Committee requesting that Mecklenburg Presbytery adjourn its Oc- 
tober 17 meeting to meet jointly with the ARP Presbytery and the 



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UPUSA Presbytery on November 28, 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Myers 
Park Presbyterian Church, Charlotte. 
Recommendations : 

1. That Mecklenburg Presbytery approve such a meeting; 

2. That names suggested be approved as the Planning Com- 
mittee for the meeting. 

6. Concerning the report on Accounting and Auditing Procedures: 
Recommendation: That the report be adopted. 

7. Report on Structure of Presbytery to be presented by Mr. Ran- 
dolph Norton. 

THE WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

The Women of the Church, Mecklenburg Presbytery, request of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery that the Annual Report of Women's Work 
be postponed until the April meeting of Presbytery. In order to com- 
ply with the recommendations of the Board of Women's Work of the 
General Assembly, the Women of the Presbytery operate on an April 
to April basis. Therefore, a more accurate report of Women's Work 
could be presented at the conclusion of the Presbyterial year, rather 
than in the middle of the service of the various officers. 

In addition, we wish to present this information to Presbytery's 
Committee on the Revised Manual for their reconsideration concern- 
ing the time for the report of Women's Work to be presented to 
Presbytery. 

Mrs. E. B. Clark, Jr. 

President, Women of the Church 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 

The Rev. John Handley reported for the sub-committee on 
Stewardship. This was adopted. 

REPORT OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE ON STEWARDSHIP 

A four minute statement about "What's Left?" 

To the Stewardship Committee was referred a communication 
from the Reverend Mr. Vance Barron, minister of the University Pres- 
byterian Church in Chapel Hill. The letter indicated a $5,553.95 balance 
on a $25,000 pledge to the Chapel Hill Sanctuary Fund (see the Min- 
utes of Presbytery, January 24, 1961). 

Recommendation #1 — That Presbytery stand behind its pledge, 
if it has not been satisfied, and that the Stewardship Committee be 
authorized, if necessary, to find a way to include this Chapel Hill 
Sanctuary Fund item (either in whole or in part) in the 1968 Budget 
to be presented to Presbytery at its Winter meeting in January. 

The Stewardship Committee finds it impossible to make any 
definite recommendations in regard to the 1968 Presbytery Budget 
for the following reasons: 

1) We have deemed it unwise to project a Presbytery Business Fund 
Budget until after the decision regarding possible revision of the 
structure of Presbytery's Office. 



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2) We have had only small response to the Church pledge requests 
to date. 

3) We find ourselves in agreement with the various Benevolence 
Fund using Committees of Presbytery that it is impossible for 
them to spell out specific needs — to document fully projected 
programs at this date. 

4) At least two additional groups (Committee on Ministerial Educa- 
tion and the Commission on the Minister and His Work) have 
requested to be included in the Benevolence Budget. 

Therefore: 

Recommendation #2 — That the 1st Thursday in January be set 
as the date for a day of "budget hearings" when the Stewardship 
Committee shall sit with the three budgeted benevolence fund receiv- 
ing committee chairmen, the Stated Clerk, the Executive Secretary, 
and any others who use or may be making requests to use Presbytery 
Business Fund and Budgeted Benevolence monies. At such hearing 
carefully documented requests shall be presented from each group 
using Presbytery money and a complete, accurate, detailed budget 
shall be produced for the next meeting of Presbytery's Council as well 
as recommendation for the setting of Presbytery Business Fund ap- 
portionments for 1968. Council shall then approve a 1968 Budget to 
be presented to the Winter Meeting of Presbytery. 

Recommendation #3 — That churches be urged to consider care- 
fully and with prayer for God's guidance their response to the Stew- 
ardship Committee's request that they indicate the amount which 
each church sets as its BUDGETED BENEVOLENCE goal for 1968. 
That the BUDGETED BENEVOLENCE figure included in their 1968 
local church budget be communicated to the Stewardship Committee 
as soon as it is adopted. 

Request For A Joint Pan Presbyterian Presbytery Meeting. 

This meeting will be held on Tuesday November 28, 1967, 10:00 
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Myers Park Presbyterian Church. This 
request is made to the Catawba Presbytery of the UPUSA 
Church, meeting October 12, near Charlotte, to adjourn that 
meeting and join in the Pan Presbytery Meeting. This request 
is made to the First Presbytery of the ARP Synod, which 
meets in Fall session at Coddle Creek, October 17th, to adjourn 
that meeting and join the Pan Presbytery Meeting. This re- 
quest is made to the Mecklenburg Presbytery of the PCUS, 
which meets at Providence Presbyterian Church, to adjourn 
the meeting and join in the Pan Presbytery Meeting. 

Common concerns: To review together the Presbyterian 
witness in the Charlotte area and seek ways to broaden that 
witness. 

A Committee of nine (9) to Plan Program: Let each Presby- 
tery select three men of the Charlotte area who are conversant 
with the current Pan Presbyterian activities and consultations. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 25 

These nine are to arrange details of the meeting. The host 
pastor will be ex-officio member and convenor of the com- 
mittee meeting. 

Value and Scope of such a meeting: 

1. Presbyterianism is "3 layers" thick in Charlotte. These 
three members of the Presbyterian family have not had such 
a meeting here. 

2. The Word Spoken: A speaker, one from our midst, could 
stress for us afresh the main purpose of the Gospel and the 
Church commissioned to preach it. 

3. The Table Spread: Then we could gather about the 
"Table of Our Lord"; come to know of His sacrifice and thrill 
to the challenge of service. 

4. Where We Are Geographically and what we are trying 
to do about it: By use of maps, charts, etc., we could have a 
"Look-See" at the three. Our inter-relatedness, our overlap and 
thin spots, etc. 

5. Men and Money: How can we complement and supple- 
ment each other in our stewardship of resources and man- 
power. 

6. Our Host Church will make available the place of meet- 
ing, the noon meal for a minimal fee and rooms for group or 
presbytery meetings. Certainly each Presbytery will want to 
meet and evaluate the Pan Presbyterian conclave and how it 
fits into the total picture of witnessing. 

7. Plan for Future Pan Presbyterian meetings and how to 
"Get With" the challenges such a meeting might bring. 

8. Those to represent Mecklenburg Presbytery on the 
Planning Committee are: J. Cecil Lawrence, William A. Stew- 
art, Jr., and Oren Moore, Jr. 

Report on accounting and auditing procedures. 

REPORT OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE ON 
ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING PROCEDURES OF 
MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 
1. Scope of Sludy 

Our study included a review of all basic accounting records, all 
published financial reports and other data relating to financial ac- 
counting. We held conferences with those persons now responsible 
for financial accounting to the respective committees including the 
Stated Clerk. We did not, however, review records of minor funds 



26 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

allocated to such committees as the Christian Education Committee's 
Committee on Children's Work (total fund $200.00). 

We received excellent cooperation from all Committee representa- 
tives. 

2. Findings 

A. Financial accounting and reporting of all committees and funds 
is on a cash receipts and disbursement basis. 

B. Records of various committees and/or funds are kept separately 
and in separate locations. There is no centralization or uniform 
record keeping or reporting of the various committee funds. 

C. Records of assets and liabilities are kept in memorandum form, 
if recorded at all, so there is no clear statement of properties 
or equipment owned or amounts owed on acquisition of prop- 
erties. 

D. Receipts and disbursements of various funds are in general veri- 
fied or audited by independent Certified Public Accountants. 

E. After elimination of receipts and disbursements of Presbytery's 
Benevolent Account, which in 1966 totalled $776,074.32, the total 
funds used directly in Presbytery work by Committees on 
Church Extension, Presbytery Council's Special Fund, Church 
and Manse Building Program, Presbytery's Business Fund (Han- 
dled by Stated Clerk), Committee on Christian Education, and 
Camp Stewart Operation Fund of the Committee on Christian 
Education total in excess of $300,000.00. 

F. Decentralization and fragmentation of record keeping presents 
problems with regard to uniformity of records and budget 
preparation. 

3. Conclusion and Recommendations 

We believe it is in the best interest of Presbytery, in the light 
of total funds handled and diversity of use of these funds that a more 
businesslike approach to financial record keeping and report be 
adopted. In taking this stance we do not, in any wise, intend to be 
critical of present procedures used by these various Treasurers or 
others receiving and disbursing funds. Much of the work now being 
done is on a voluntary, non-compensatory basis. Thus, any basic chang- 
es in organization, procedure and reporting must necessarily take the 
factor of expense into consideration. 

We recommend: 

(1) Establishment of a central record keeping office for all Pres- 
bytery's financial records. If this recommendation is followed 
additional working space would be required in Presbytery's 
Office in order to accommodate equipment and personnel. 

(2) Employment of a competent Bookkeeper-Accountant. We 
recognize such employment would increase the cost of record 
keeping and financial reporting over that currently experi- 
enced. However, such increased cost could be held to a reason- 
able level as relates to the total amount of funds received and 
disbursed by Presbytery. 

(3) Employment of a Certified Public Accountant or Firm of 
Certified Accountants to establish a proper system of book- 
keeping and reporting formats, and to initially set up the 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 27 

assets and liabilities of the various committees and funds on 
the permanent records. 

In making the above recommendations the Committee has not 
presented details relating to all of Presbytery's financial activities. We 
will be glad to furnish to Council such detail information as it may 
request. If the above recommendations are adopted the Committee or 
individual members of the Committee would be pleased to be avail- 
able for consultation when deemed necessary. The Committee has 
taken into consideration the fact that a recommendation is being con- 
sidered in appropriate Church courts to restructure Mecklenburg 
Presbytery. Should such a change in the Presbytery be made the 
committee still feels that the recommendations above with respect to 
Presbytery's financial records would still apply. 

The Committee expresses its thanks to all those who assisted it 
in its study. 

Presbytery expressed its appreciation to the members of this 
committee and discharged the committee. 

Structure Of Presbytery Report 

This is the second reading of this report, the first being 
at the July, 1967, meeting of the Presbytery. Three motions 
were adopted relative to adopting this report: first, that this re- 
port be taken up and voted on section by section; secondly, 
that the rules of Presbytery requiring a two-thirds vote of the 
enrolled members for a revision of the Manual of Presbytery 
be suspended, and this carried by better than the required 
three-fourths vote; thirdly, that the elder members of the com- 
mittee be given the privilege of the floor to speak on this re- 
port. It was the understanding of Presbytery that the Manual 
of Presbytery remains intact except where it is revised or 
affected by this report. This report was presented to the Pres- 
bytery by Ruling Elder Randolph Norton. The Moderator, 
Ruling Elder George Stovall, also a member of this committee, 
invited Dr. John A. Cunningham to take the Chair, so that Mr. 
Stovall could speak concerning this report. The report was 
adopted as follows: 

INTRODUCTION 

1. After several meetings, in which the committee tried to define 
its job, it was the conclusion that the proper structuring of Presby- 
tery's Council should be decided before consideration is given to 
other aspects of Presbytery's organization. 

Thus, this report deals only with the re-structuring of Council, 
and with the Council's duties and responsibilities. 

This report contains a recommendation that the re-structured 
Council bring to Presbytery its recommendations, if any, for further 
structuring of Presbytery's organization. 

2. The committee wishes to thank the many ministers and laymen 
whose suggestions and counsel have been most helpful. 



28 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

3. This report, in effect, is a recommendation to amend Presby- 
tery's Manual. The procedure for amending the Manual (page 61) is 
as follows: ". . . amendments to the Manual may be proposed in writ- 
ing and read at a regular stated meeting of Presbytery and docketed 
for consideration and adoption at any subsequent stated meeting 
of Presbytery. . . " 

Thus this matter would be expected to be acted on at the October, 
1967 meeting of Presbytery. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

A. The Council of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

1. Council Membership: 

(a) Council shall be made up of ten members, all of them 
elected by Presbytery. Five of the members shall be ruling 
elders, and five shall be ministers. Advisory members of 
Council, but without the right to vote, shall be the chairmen 
of the permanent Presbytery committees, the chairman of the 
Commission on the Minister and His Work, the current mod- 
erator of Presbytery, and others who may be asked to attend 
meetings as advisory members. 

(b) The chairman of Council shall be elected by Presbytery 
from among the ten elected to membership, for a one year 
term and may be re-elected. 

(c) The executive secretary of Presbytery shall be a non- 
voting member of Council. 

2. Election of Council Members: 

(a) Nominations of Council members, including the Council 
chairman, shall be made by Presbytery's nominating commit- 
tee for election at the October meeting of Presbytery. Their 
terms of office shall begin January 1 following. 

(b) Members of Council shall serve terms of three years each, 
their terms staggered so that a majority is not elected in any 
one year. Members shall not be eligible to succeed themselves. 
For the first year in which this becomes effective three mem- 
bers shall be nominated and elected for a term of one year, 
three members l~>r a term of two years, and four members 
for a term of thre^ years. After the first year, members elect- 
ed to Council shall be chosen for terms of three years each. 
Vacant unexpired terms shall be filled by Presbytery upon 
nomination by the nominating committee. 

(c) The chairman of Council shall have the right to vote on 
all matters before Council. 

(d) Elected members of Council shall not serve as chairmen 
of Presbytery's permanent and executive committees. 

3. Council Meetings: 

(a) Council shall meet at least once each month, and it shall 
invite the advisory members to meet with it at least once 
each quarter. 

4. Council's Duties, Responsibilities, Authority: 

Council shall function as the executive committee of Presbytery, 
always subject to Presbytery, and empowered by Presbytery to: 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 29 

(a) Oversee Presbytery employees and their offices 

(1) Nominate to Presbytery for election the executive 
secretary and stated clerk, associate secretaries, hospital 
chaplain and others of the executive staff; and exercise 
supervision and direction on behalf of Presbytery over 
the work of their offices. 

(2) Establish a scale of salaries and other benefits and 
formulate job descriptions for all salaried employees of 
Presbytery. 

(3) Provide necessary office space and office furniture 
and equipment for all offices of Presbytery. 

(4) The offices of executive secretary and stated clerk 
shall be combined, and the office of other clerks dissolved. 
Temporary clerks may be appointed at the discretion of 
the court. The executive secretary shall have the general 
responsibility of coordinating the total program of the 
Presbytery under the Council. He shall be authorized to 
receive no contributions. As stated clerk he shall have re- 
sponsibility for recording and printing the minutes of 
Presbytery. His duties as stated clerk shall begin January 
1, 1968. He shall perform all of the prescribed duties of 
the stated clerk. 

(5) At the end of each term of office of Presbytery's ex- 
ecutive officers, to evaluate the effectiveness of such 
executives in their respective areas of responsibility, and 
to recommend such action as is considered appropriate. 

(b) Overseas Presbytery Committee — Commission Structure 
and Activities: 

(1) Recommend to Presbytery the creation, election or 
dissolution of such committees and commissions as Coun- 
cil considers necessary, except such committees or com- 
missions as required by the Book of Church Order. Mem- 
bers of committees or commissions shall be elected by 
Presbytery upon nomination by the Presbytery's nomi- 
nating committee. 

(2) Review the work of all committees and have oversight 
of their activities, coordinating all programs of Presby- 
tery. 

(3) Review and approve, disapprove, or revise the budgets 
and programs of all committees before submitting same 
to Presbytery for its approval. All committees and com- 
missions shall have the right to present their respective 
reports and recommendations to Presbytery. 

(4) No voting member of Council shall be a member of 
Presbytery's committee on Nominations. 

(c) Have responsibility to: 

(1) Submit to Presbytery for its review and action re- 
ports of all Council proceedings. 

(2) Promote Christian stewardship. 

i. Supervise and have audited annually all funds re- 
ceived and disbursed by Presbytery. 



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ii. Prepare a benevolence budget for Presbytery, and 
recommend to each church its part in subscribing to 
Presbytery's benevolence budget. 

iii. The benevolence treasurer shall become an office 
separate and apart from the office of the executive 
secretary. He may be a layman, supplied with the 
offices of a part-time financial secretary. He shall 
be a non-voting member of the Council and shall sit 
with the Council at each meeting. He shall receive 
and properly disburse all benevolence monies con- 
tributed to the causes of Presbytery, Synod, and 
General Assembly. He shall be responsible to Council, 
and shall be properly bonded. He shall also receive 
and disburse the funds from the per-capita assess- 
ment, and all other funds of Presbytery. 

(3) Prepare a summary for each stated meeting of Pres- 
bytery. This summary or preview shall set forth, in addi- 
tion to other information, statements telling the nature 
of business to be taken up on the floor of the upcoming 
meeting of Presbytery, and especially shall this summary 
contain the recommendations which any committee, com- 
mission, or agency expects to present to Presbytery. This 
summary shall be mailed to the home of each elder who 
will be representing his or her church in Presbytery, and 
to each minister of Presbytery, at least ten days in ad- 
vance of the meeting date of Presbytery. The proposed 
docket of the upcoming Presbytery meeting shall be pre- 
pared by Council and mailed in advance with this sum- 
mary. 

The purpose of this summary is to expedite and coordi- 
nate the work of Presbytery when the Court is in session. 
In no sense is this to become censorship of what any 
committee wishes to report to Presbytery. 

(4) Review the minutes of Presbytery to insure that they 
are properly prepared, accurately and fully reported, and 
promptly printed and distributed. 

(5) Review the minutes of Synod and the General As- 
sembly and bring to Presbytery's attention any matters 
referred to it by the higher courts. 

(6) Consider all amendments and/or revisions which may 
be proposed to the Presbytery's Manual, and make recom- 
mendation to Presbytery on all such proposals. 

5. Procedure: 

It is recommended that the nominating committee of Presby- 
tery submit nominees for membership to Council at the meeting 
of Presbytery in October, 1967; that Presbytery elect the mem- 
bers of Council at this October meeting; and that the terms of 
office of the Council begin January 1, 1968. (It is hoped that action 
on this report will be taken up in the morning; and that if Pres- 
bytery votes affirmatively the nominating committee will be 
prepared to present nominations to the Council that afternoon.) 

It is further recommended that the Council, as elected in 
October, 1967, bring to Presbytery recommendations on the forma- 



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tion of committees, commissions, agencies, offices, etc.; and that 
the nominating committee of Presbytery nominate members of 
such committees, commissions, agencies, etc, as Presbytery shall 
establish, or maintain. Until Council makes such recommenda- 
tions to Presbytery, and Presbytery has acted on same, all com- 
mittees, commissions, and agencies now called for in the Manual 
shall remain operative. 

6. General: 

It is further recommended that Mecklenburg Presbytery hold 
three stated meetings each year, and there may be a summer 
meeting for the purpose of receiving ministers and candidates. 

It is further recommended that each stated meeting of Pres- 
bytery shall be opened with a ten-minute period of Scripture 
reading and prayer, and that in place of the Moderator's Sermon, 
the Council may invite outside speakers or candidates for ordina- 
tion to address the Presbytery. 

The sermon of candidates for ordination may be given at the 
opening worship service, and as the first order after lunch. A 
memorial and communion service may be used as the opening 
worship service. 

It is further recommended that any previous actions of Pres- 
bytery, or any parts of Presbytery's Manual that are in conflict 
with these recommendations are hereby repealed, stricken and 
voided. 

Presbytery expressed its deep appreciation for this com- 
mittee's "Labor of Love'' and discharged this committee. 

World Missions Report: The Rev. Eugene L. Daniel pre- 
sented this report and presented to Presbytery the Rev. Mal- 
colm M. Bullock, missionary to Taiwan who addressed the 
Presbytery. At the close of his address Mr. Bullock led the 
Presbytery in prayer for our Mission personnel and program. 

REPORT OF THE WORLD MISSION COMMITTEE 
TO THE MEETING OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

OCTOBER 17, 1967 

The World Mission Enterprise of the Presbyterian Church in the 
United States completed one hundred years of effort and entered into 
its second century during 1967. Our overseas work in 10 countries is 
under the strong leadership of the Board of World Missions and its 
capable staff. Dr. David L. Stitt, President, Austin Presbyterian The- 
ological Seminary has been elected chairman of the board, succeeding 
the late Dr. James A. Jones, a member of our presbytery. Two mem- 
bers of Mecklenburg Presbytery, Mrs. Philip Howerton and Dr. 
Warner Hall, are now members of the Board. Dr. T. Watson Street con- 
tinues his role as the vigorous Executive Secretary. Three new men 
have been added to the Executive Staff this year. They are: Dr. George 
Thompson Brown, formerly of the Korea mission, who is now serv- 
ing as Area Secretary for the Far East, replacing Dr. James A. Cogs- 
well who has returned to the pastorate; The Rev. Earl D. Roberts, 
formerly of the East Brazil Mission, now serving as area Secretary 
for Latin America, replacing the Rev. Joseph T. Woody, who has re- 



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turned to the pastorate; Dr. Hervey Ross, M.D., formerly of the Mexico 
Mission who has become the Board's first Medical Secretary. 

One of the most significant events of the current year was the 
Convocation of Missionaries held in Memphis, Tennessee, July 15-22. 
More than one third of the entire overseas force gathered for re- 
commitment and to consider more effective service in the world today. 
Members of the Board and Staff and selected leaders from our own 
denomination and other missionary bodies attended. There were 
strong presentations by leaders. There was ample opportunity for the 
active missionaries to express their views on present and future 
policies and practices. The Convocation issued a vital message to the 
church and is attached to this report. 

Recommendation 1: We recommend that this message from our 
Missionaries be given careful study by all ministers and mission lead- 
ers. We would suggest that it might well be the subject of one or more 
messages from our pulpits. 

The World Mission Conference in Montreat on July 27-August 2, 
was attended by 1,166 delegates. Five hundred and eighty young 
people were included in this number. Several delegations of high 
school students from our Presbytery were in attendance. Many of our 
individual ministers and laymen were also present. The climax was 
the commissioning service on the last night when 43 new missionaries 
were commissioned, (it should be noted that approximately one half 
of this number were commissioned for special terms ranging from 1 to 
3 years). 

In view of the more rapid turnover of missionaries, due to the 
increased number of short term workers, the Board has authorized 
that seventy one new missionaries be sent to the field in 1968. The 
missionaries desired are not yet known to the Board. 

The 1967 General Assembly has re-affirmed that the greatest con- 
tributions our churches can make in overseas missions is to share the 
dedicated lives of our church members and ministers to witness to 
Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; and, that the Christian World Mis- 
sion today needs highly qualified, highly trained men and women of 
deep Christian commitment and with dedicated concern for human 
life in its totality. 

Recommendation 2: We recommend that Presbytery request each 
Session to furnish the name of at least one person who should con- 
sider overseas service. The names should be sent to Chairman of 
Presbytery's Committee on World Missions who will, in turn, send 
them to the Board of World Missions. 

The Witness Season for 1968 will be from January 1, through 
Easter, April 14. As during the past two years this will be a joint 
season with national ministries and evangelism. The theme is "Christ 
and the Faiths of Men." The geographic area for supplementary study 
is Japan. 

Recommendation 3: We recommend that every church in the 
Presbytery devise a plan to emphasize national ministries, world 
missions and evangelism during the Witness Season. 

Recommendation 4: We recommend that all the churches be urged 
to observe the week of Prayer and Self-Denial for witness at home 



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and abroad on February 18-25, receiving the self-denial offering on 
February 25, 1968. 

Recommendation 5: We recommend that the churches receive the 
special offering for the relief of human suffering throughout the 
world on Easter Sunday, April 14, 1968. 

Recommendation 6: In general preparation for the Witness Sea- 
son, and in order to introduce the theme, present the books and ma- 
terials and to see the audio visuals, we recommend that there be two 
Witness Workshops in the Presbytery again this year. One to be held 
at the Myers Park Church on November 19 and one at Wadesboro 
Church on November 26. 

Recommendation 7: We recommend that Presbytery commend the 
churches who are members of the Charlotte Conference on Witness 
and Mission for planning another Conference to be held on January 
27-31, 1968. Further, that we express our appreciation to the Rev. 
Robert James for his willingness to serve as director of the 1968 Con- 
ference. We would urge the churches who are not members of the 
Charlotte Conference to take advantage of the offer of the Confer- 
ence to furnish speakers during the period to any Presbyterian Church 
in the vicinity of Charlotte when these persons are not on duty with a 
church which is a member of the Conference. 

We would inform all the churches of the Presbytery that the Rev. 
and Mrs. David Lehman of Brazil and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Moore of 
Japan will be available to accept engagements in the churches of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery during the week of February 2-9. If churches 
desire these missionaries to speak they should make requests to the 
Chairman of Presbytery's Committee on World Missions within the 
next thirty days. In the event there are not a sufficient number of re- 
quests for the services of the Lehmans and the Moores to warrant a 
week's itinerary in this Presbytery, they will be released to another 
Presbytery. Preference in assignments will be given to churches not a 
part of the Charlotte Conference on Witness and Mission, although 
requests from churches in Mecklenburg County and in the Con- 
ference will be considered. 

Recommendation 8: Pending the adoption of this report, we recom- 
mend that Presbytery hear an address by the Rev. Malcolm M. 
Bullock, a son of the Synod of North Carolina, presently a member of 
Atlanta Presbytery and presently a Missionary to Taiwan. 

Recommendation 9: We recommend that Presbytery commend the 
First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, for its sponsorship of the suc- 
cessful International Holiday House at Christmas time in 1966, and 
for its leadership in the forthcoming and enlarged project for Christ- 
mas 1967. We affirm that the international students in this country 
are an important part of our world mission responsibility. We recom- 
mend, further, that as many churches as possible cooperate with the 
First Church, Charlotte, in the 1967 project. 

THE CONVOCATION MESSAGE 

We give thanks to Almighty God, on this the centennial of the 
World Mission enterprise of our Church, for victories wrought by His 
Spirit: for thousands of men and women brought into a saving knowl- 



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edge of His love in Christ Jesus; for vital national churches with 
strong leadership; for wise missionary statesmen who have shown the 
way, and for dedicated pioneers who have blazed the trail; for a 
Church which has taken seriously the call to mission, responding with 
its prayers, its wealth and its sons and daughters; and finally we give 
thanks for His grace by which He has called us to continue that 
mission in this time. 

We confess to the Lord of the Church our errors and our failures. 
We are aware of times when the gospel of love was offered without 
real compassion; of substituting ideas about the gospel for the living 
Christ Himself; or reliance upon our own strength and wisdom instead 
of upon the Holy Spirit; of our failure to separate the gospel from 
our own cultural patterns and thought; of jealousy, arrogance and 
pride while called to be servants; and of our failure to seize oppor- 
tunities because of a lack of vision and trust. 

Among many specific concerns we affirm: 

That Jesus Christ is the only savior of men, and that without 
faith in Him men are lost. 

That Christian witness cannot be to the whole man unless we 
take more seriously the impact of social, political and economic de- 
cisions on the lives of the people to whom we speak the Good News 
in Christ Jesus. 

That there is an indissoluble unity between proclamation and 
service in authentic Christian witness. 

That the scope of our missionary task is larger than ever before: 
we are in the midst of a population explosion which contributes mil- 
lions each year to the ranks of those who know not Christ; there is 
misery and suffering on a scale which staggers the imagination; there 
is ignorance, dehumanization and alienation in all parts of the world; 
and there are areas of need unique to our day, especially in urban and 
industrial situations and in the world of youth and students. 

That what we do, or fail to do, in our home communities, es- 
pecially in the area of human rights and needs, impinges almost in- 
stantaneously upon the Christian witness in other nations. 

That the Christian mission should be continued in unity with 
others who claim Christ as Savior and Lord; and that we should 
in some instances cooperate with government and private agencies 
which are promoting human rights and meeting critical human needs. 

We pledge ourselves in reliance upon the Spirit of the Sovereign 
God to seek more earnestly His Kingdom and His righteousness, to 
dedicate ourselves anew to His service, to enter more fully into 
discipleship, and to take more seriously the urgent calling of the 
Lord to be His ambassadors to all people in a world at enmity with 
Him. 

We urge every Christian to strive to attain to a clearer testimony, 
a more consistent Christian life and a more perfect stewardship of all 
that he is and has, in every place of service. In this context of a 
life lived under the universal Lordship of Christ we urge all our 
brethren everywhere to dedicate themselves anew to the supreme 
task of the Church; to make disciples of all men. Our prayer is that 
the Church be found faithful in this her God-given task until our 
Lord returns. 



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Presbytery recessed for lunch following a prayer for Table 
Grace by the Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt, heard the report of the 
Standing Committee on Resolutions which appears as adopted 
in the afternoon session, and reconvened with the singing of 
the Hymn "The Church's One Foundation". 

Moderator-In-Nomination: Appointed as the Moderator- 
nominee for the next stated meeting of Presbytery was the Rev. 
William A. Stewart, Jr. 

Ministerial Education: The Rev. Tom A. Cutting, Jr., pre- 
sented this report; the report and its recommendations were 
adopted. 

COMMITTEE ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION 

In the period 1966-67, Mecklenburg Presbytery has received un- 
der its care sixteen (16) candidates for the Ministry of the Word. It is 
significant to note that while the number of candidates enrolled 
across the Presbyterian Church, U. S. has decreased in this period, 
the number enrolled by Mecklenburg Presbytery has increased from 
a total of twenty-one (21) to a total of twenty-seven (27). The com- 
mittee's own subjective judgment based on its knowledge of these 
men is that Presbytery can justly feel pleased at the quality of 
person who is indicating a preference for the ministry. The roll of 
candidates includes several excellent scholars as well as many others 
who articulate and tangibly express an awareness of the church's 
mission in the modern world. 

The Committee on Ministerial Education observes, however, that 
the most pressing matter before it is Presbytery's need to reconsider 
its financial responsibility to its candidates. 

Consider these factors: 

(1) In the last year, the Board of Christian Education has radically 
altered its policies concerning student aid. It has removed college 
students from those eligible to receive aid from "The Fund of Educa- 
tion for the Ministry and Mission Service." The Board and the semi- 
naries now place much more responsibility upon the Presbytery for 
providing funds for ministerial education. 

(2) In recent months, the Committee on Ministerial Education has 
received requests for aid to Presbytery's candidates totalling over 
$4,000. From its own budget (Alexander Fund), the committee has 
been able to give grants-in-aid totalling only $300. In the process, the 
committee has so reduced its own funds that it may not be able to 
complete the remainder of its plans for 1967. At the present time, 
Mecklenburg Presbytery provides no budgeted funds for aid to its 
candidates. It follows that Presbytery's "care : ' of its candidates often 
seems more illusory than actual. 

(3) The committee has been forced by these circumstances to rely 
upon the generosity of local churches and private persons. But the 
churches often have been overextended already, and private persons 
with funds to spare sometimes are difficult to find. This system that 
has sent Presbytery's representatives begging has proved both em- 
barrassing for Presbytery and unsatisfactory for its candidates. 



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In the light of the above, the Committee on Ministerial Educa- 
tion has presented to the Stewardship Committee a request for funds 
within the 1968 budget to be used at the discretion of the Committee 
on Ministerial Education for grants-in-aid to Presbytery's candidates. 

It is the privilege of the Committee on Ministerial Education to 
present to Presbytery the following men who are making application 
for reception as Candidates for the Ministry of the Word under the 
care of Mecklenburg Presbytery: 

(1) Benny Eugene Gurley, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Gurley, Mul- 
berry Church, a junior at St. Andrews Presbyterian College. 

(2) Thomas S. Siukes, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Stukes, Myers 
Park Church, a sophomore at the University of North Caro- 
lina at Chapel Hill. 

These men have received the recommendation of their Sessions. 
Presbytery's committee has met with them, and has made careful ex- 
amination of their credentials and character. 

Recommendation: That the applications of these men be found 
in order and that Presbytery proceed to examine them with a view 
to receiving them as Candidates for the Ministry of the Word. 

Pursuant to this report Mr. Benny E. Gurley and Mr. 
Thomas S. Stukes were presented to the Presbytery. The par- 
ents of these men were recognized and presented to the Pres- 
bytery. Both men were admitted to examination for reception 
as Candidates for the Gospel Ministry, their reports and records 
being approved by the Presbytery. They were examined on 
personal Christian experience and motives for seeking the 
ministry by the Moderator. Presbytery sustained these and 
proceeded to an Order of Worship for receiving and enrolling 
Candidates for the Gospel Ministry. Moderator asked the Con- 
stitutional Questions; the Rev. James E. Fogartie gave the 
charge to them, and the Rev. Eldon Wadsworth led the Presby- 
tery in prayer. The Moderator declared them acknowledged 
and received as Candidates under the care of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery for the Gospel Ministry, and he directed their en- 
rollment. They signed the roll of Candidates. 

Commission on the Minister and His Work: The Rev. 
Russell M. Kerr presented this report. Part I was admitted 
to Record; Part II was approved. 

THE REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON 
THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

Part I. The Commission on the Minister and His Work, serving as a 
commission, presents to the Presbytery the following minutes for 
admission to the records: 

1. The Commission on the Minister and His Work for Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery met at Covenant Presbyterian Church on July 30, 



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1967, at 3:30 P.M. With Chairman Russell M. Kerr presiding, the meet- 
ing was opened with prayer by teaching Elder Paul H. Felker. Teach- 
ing Elder Warner L. Hall was also present. The following were en- 
rolled in the meeting by telephone conference: Teaching Elder 
Francis O. Alston, and Ruling Elders Jones Y. Pharr and R. A. Willis. 
The Reverend Richard Hildebrandt and Ruling Elder Joseph E. 
Stroud of the Wilmore Presbyterian Church, and the Reverend Charles 
Sutton and Elder John Sides of the McGee Presbyterian Church met 
with the Commission. 

In the absence of the secretary, Paul H. Felker was appointed 
secretary pro-tem. 

The Reverend Mr. Hildebrandt requested that the pastoral re- 
lationship existing between him and the Wilmore Presbyterian Church 
be dissolved effective August 30, so that he might accept a call to 
the Orange Presbyterian Church, Lexington Presbytery. Elder Joseph 
Stroud reported that, in a congregational meeting on July 30, the 
congregation had concurred with him in this request. The Commission 
voted to grant the request. The motion was made and approved that 
the stated clerk of presbytery be instructed to send with Mr. Hilde- 
brandt's letter of transfer to Lexington Presbytery, a letter of com- 
mendation, noting the splendid work which Mr. Hildebrandt had 
done in this presbytery and our appreciation of it. 

The Reverend Charles Sutton requested that the pastoral rela- 
tionship existing between him and the McGee Presbyterian Church 
be dissolved, effective August 31, 1967. This will permit him to accept 
the call to the Thomas Memorial Presbyterian Church, Bluff City, 
Tennessee, and to serve as an evangelist in Holston Presbytery. Elder 
John Sides reported that the congregation intends to concur with 
the request of Mr. Sutton at a congregational meeting called for 
August 6, 1967. The motion was approved that, upon the concurrence 
of the congregation, that Mr. Sutton be granted a letter of transfer to 
Holston Presbytery, and that the stated clerk of Presbytery be in- 
structed to send a letter of commendation to that Presbytery, noting 
the able work that Mr. Sutton has done in this Presbytery. 

The following ministers were appointed to serve as temporary 
moderators of the vacant churches indicated: 

Locust and Indian Hill Churches — The Reverend Shep Russell 

The McGee Church— The Reverend Paul H. Felker 

The Wilmore Church — The Reverend Tom MacLean 

The Wadesboro Church — The Reverend Carl Miller 

The Bethlehem Church — The Reverend Arthur Beard 

The meeting was adjourned with prayer by Dr. Cecil Lawrence. 

Paul H. Felker 
Secretary pro-tem 

2. The Commission on the Minister and His Work for Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery met at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church on Septem- 
ber 7, 1967, at 4 o'clock. 

3. The call of the St. John Church for the ministerial services of 
Reverend Carl T. Uzzell, of Grundy, Virginia. The terms of the call 



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are: $5,500 salary, a manse, full utilities of approximately $1,100 a 
year, four weeks vacation annually with remuneration, plus two weeks 
annually for study, automobile allowance of $1,000 per year, moving 
costs from Grundy, Virginia, to Charlotte, North Carolina, medical in- 
surance for the pastor and his family, and 10% for Ministers' Annuity 
Fund. The Church Extension Committee concurs in this call. 

4. The call of the Wadesboro Church for the ministerial services of 
Reverend H. Howard Smith, of Moore, Oklahoma. The terms of the 
call are: $6,000 salary, travel allowance of $50 per month, 7V 2 % MAF, 
one month's vacation with remuneration, payment of all manse utili- 
ties excluding manse telephone, payment of all costs of group in- 
surance, the church's portion of the Ministers' Annuity Fund, moving 
expenses from Moore, Oklahoma. 

5. The call of the Badin Church for the ministerial services of 
Reverend James N. Biggers, of Stony Point, North Carolina. The terms 
of the call are: $5,400 salary, a manse, moving cost from Stony Point 
to Badin, four weeks vacation annually with remuneration, family 
hospitalization insurance, full 10% of Ministers' Annuity Fund, $720 
car allowance, $400 utilities allowance, $195 manse expense allowance. 

6. The call of the Session of the Banks Church and the Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery, through its committee on Chaplains to the Hospitals, 
for the services of Reverend Robert F. Henry, Jr., of Hampton, South 
Carolina, as Stated Supply at Banks and Associate Hospital Chaplain. 
The terms of the call are: Banks Church to pay $4,000 salary per an- 
num and provide a manse; Mecklenburg Presbytery to provide $2,000 
salary, $800 utilities, 10% Ministers' Annuity Fund, $1,200 travel 
expense, Hospitalization Insurance for minister and his family, moving 
expense from Hampton, South Carolina. Mr. Henry is to give one full 
day each week to Banks Church in addition to Sunday. Four days out 
of each week he is to give to work of Associate Chaplain to Hospitals. 
One month's vacation with remuneration is provided in the call. 

7. Dr. John E. Smylie, of the Presbytery of Los Angeles in the 
United Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., has received a call from the Board 
of Trustees of Queens College to serve as President of the College 
which, in the judgment of the Commission, is appropriated to the work 
of the Ministry. He requests that he be received as a member of Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery and that he be permitted to engage in work out- 
side our jurisdiction, as President of Queens College. 

8. A request for a change in the terms of the call for Dr. David E. 
Wilkinson, Hospital Chaplain, as follows: Presbyterlian Hospital will 
pay 80% of Dr. Wilkinson's salary as of September 15 through Decem- 
ber 31, 1967. The agreement is to be renewed in January, 1968. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the calls listed above be found in order and be placed in the 
hands of the men for whom they are intended upon their reception 
into the Presbytery. 

2. That letters of transfer for the following ministers from their re- 
spective presbyteries be found in order and that they be admitted 
to examination looking forward to their reception into the Presby- 
tery. 

E. R. Thompson, Jr., Presbytery of Westminster 



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Henry S. Robinson, Presbytery of Central Mississippi 

Carl T. Uzzell, Presbytery of Abingdon 

H. Howard Smith, Presbytery of Shawnee 

James N. Biggers, Presbytery of Concord 

Robert F. Henry, Jr., Presbytery of Charleston 

Dr. John E. Smylie, Presbytery of Los Angeles 

3. That the change in the terms of the call for Dr. Wilkinson be ap- 
proved. 

Ministers Received: Their Certificates of Transfer from 
their respective Presbyteries having been received by the 
Presbytery, the Rev. Warner L. Hall, Chairman of Presby- 
tery's Committee on Examinations presented ministers: E. T. 
Thompson, Jr., Henry S. Robinson, Carl T. Uzzell, H. Howard 
Smith, James N. Biggers, Robert F. Henry, Jr., and John E. 
Smylie. They were admitted to examination for reception 
into the Presbytery. Having previously been examined by the 
committee on examinations, the examination before the Pres- 
bytery was not extensive. Relative to Dr. Smylie, a minister 
of the UPUSA church Presbytery adopted the following reso- 
lution: 

It is the sense of this court that the retaking of Ordination 
vows should not apply in the reception of ministers from 
a sister presbytery of the UPUSA and the ARP denomina- 
tion. 

The Moderator examined these men on their Christian 
experience; Dr. Hall examined them on their views in The- 
ology, the Sacraments, and the Government of the Presby- 
terian Church. Both examinations were sustained as satisfac- 
tory as was the examination as a whole. Upon their signing 
of the Minister's Obligation in the Roll of Presbytery these 
men were officially welcomed as members of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery. Their respective calls were placed in their hands, 
and each signified his acceptance. Presbytery then appointed 
the following Installation Commissions: 

COMMISSION appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to install 
the Rev. Henry S. Robinson Pastor of Memorial Presbyterian Church. 

Sunday, October 29, 1967 at 3:00 P.M. 

Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence — To preside and propound the Constitutional 
Questions. 

Rev. Thomas W. MacLean — To preach the Sermon. 

Dr. Harvey W. Johnston (Ruling Elder) — To charge the Minister. 

Rev. Robert J. James — To charge the congregation. 

Ruling Elder William T. Alexander. 

Ruling Elder Adrian S. Cathey. 



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Ruling Elder Donald R. Ross. 

COMMISSION appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to install 
the Rev. E. T. Thompson, Jr. as Pastor of Forest Hill Presbyterian 
Church: 

Sunday, October 29, 1967 at 7:30 P.M. 

Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence — To preside and propound the Constitutional 
Questions. 

Dr. E. Lee Stoffel — To preach the Sermon. 

Rev. Robert Ramey — To charge the Minister 

Rev. Robert Turner — To charge the congregation. 

Ruling Elder Charlie Hunter. 

Ruling Elder C. C. Sloan. 

Ruling Elder Morrison Irwin. 

Ruling Elder Ray Gardner. 

COMMISSION appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to install 
the Rev. Carl T. Uzzell as Pastor of St. John Presbyterian Church: 

Sunday, October 29, 1967 at 7:30 P.M. 

Dr. David E. Wilkinson — To preside and propound the Constitutional 

Questions. 
Rev. William K. Leach — To preach the Sermon. 
Rev. A. Leslie Thompson — To charge the Minister. 
Ruling Elder R. W. Jackie (First Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, N. C.) 

— To charge the congregation. 
Ruling Elder B. B. Prophet. 
Ruling Elder R. B. Hovis. 

COMMISSION appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to install 
the Rev. Robert F. Henry, Jr. as Associate Chaplain, Mecklenburg 
Presbytery: 

Sunday, October 29, 1967 at 5:00 P.M. 

Myers Park Presbyterian Church (in the Chapel) 
Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence — To preside and propound the Constitutional 

Questions. 
Rev. Tom Cutting — To preach the Sermon. 

Dr. Harvey W. Johnston (Ruling Elder) — To charge the Minister. 
Dr. David E. Wilkinson. 
Rev. James E. Fogartie. 
Ruling Elder R. A. Willis. 
Ruling Elder D. E. Fultz. 

COMMISSION appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to install 
Rev. James H. Biggers as Pastor of the Badin Presbyterian Church: 

Sunday, November 5, 1967 at 7:30 P.M. 

Rev. J. S. Russell, Jr. — To preside and propound the Constitutional 

Questions. 
Rev. Z. T. Piephoff (Orange Presbytery) — To preach the Sermon. 
Rev. James Sewell — To charge the Minister. 






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Ruling Elder Horace McCall — To charge the congregation. 

Rev. Bob Murdock. 

Ruling Elder W. F. Sanders. 

Ruling Elder H. E. Keller. 

COMMISSION appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to install 
the Rev. H. Howard Smith as Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Wadesboro, North Carolina: 

Sunday, November 5 at 7:30 P.M. 

Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence — To preside and propound the Constitutional 

Questions. 
Rev. Tom Cutting. 
Rev. David Jenkins. 
Ruling Elder Alex McMillan. 
Ruling Elder Philip Howerton. 
Ruling Elder James Cameron. 
Other parts were not assigned. 

Christian Action: The Rev. Charles E. S. Kraemer spoke 
for this Committee and moved that the Statement on Open 
Housing by this committee and the Covenant presented by 
the Rev. R. E. Hildebrandt be adopted and that the Covenant 
be mailed to every church in the Presbytery. 

On motion this motion was tabled to a time uncertain. 

The Rev. E. O. Byrd moved, adopted, that Presbytery in- 
struct the Christian Action Committee to make a study of the 
problem of pornography which exists in our Presbytery and 
that a report of their findings be made at the next Stated Meet- 
ing of Presbytery, as well as recommendations and guidelines 
that may be used in dealing with it. 

Annuities and Relief: The report of this Committee was 
given by the Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, and it was adopted. 

COMMITTEE ON ANNUITIES AND RELIEF 

1. An "Experience Credit" to be added to the member's credit in 
the Ministers' Annuity Fund is possible January 1, 1968. Funds will 
be transferred from the "Fund Balance Reserve" to the active fund so 
as to make possible a 7% increase in all annuities being paid. 

2. When a minister transfers from one church to another, he is 
asked to see that the record of Annuity Credits be made on the first 
day of the month, and if otherwise, the church last served pay the 
dues for the full amount. 

3. Certain changes have been made in the details of the Em- 
ployees Annuity Fund, which should be checked by persons con- 
cerned. 

4. In 1966 the Board of Annuities and Relief received $742,833.00 
for the purpose of Ministerial Relief, which is the largest sum in our 
history. We must remember that this Fund is greatly supplemented 



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by the Joy Gift. All churches are urged to promote the Joy Gift for 
1967 at the Christmas Season. 

5. Mecklenburg Presbytery now has 12 retired ministers and two 
estates out of the 102 retired ministers of the Synod of North Carolina, 
who are participating in the Kate Reynolds Fund. 

6. The Money received from the Kate Reynolds Fund distribution 
must be reported by the annuitants as income subject to the State and 
Federal Income Tax. 

7. We recommend that the Nominating Committee of Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery exercise care in selecting the personnel for the Com- 
mittee on Annuities and Relief, so as to get persons who will take an 
interest in the promotion of the work of the committee. 

Evangelism: The Rev. E. O. Byrd moved the adoption of 
this report as presented. 

REPORT OF THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE TO 
MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY, OCTOBER 1967 

Jeremiah records in his prophesy in the first chapter two visions: 
One of a seething pot, the other of a budding rod. The boiling cauldron 
spoke of God's sure judgment. The rod was a symbol of hope in God's 
salvation. The Christian Church always lives under judgment and in 
hope. This is true of our task of Evangelism. Everywhere there are 
signs of our evangelistic failure. Without, the war and hatred and 
despair of the world testify that we have not witnessed as faithfully 
and effectively as we should. Within, the Church itself is divided about 
the nature of our evangelistic task. A Task Force has been at work 
for two years in our denomination and has found considerable dif- 
ficulty in agreeing on a theological statement of evangelism. 

In our own Presbytery the evangelistic record is not encouraging: 
29 of our churches had no additions on profession during 1965, 38 
showed no adult baptisms. Of 60 churches in the Mecklenburg County 
area twelve had soul-winning ratios of more than 50-1 (50 communi- 
cant members or more to win one new member!), and 15 had a spirit- 
ual birth-rate of 1% or less. Over a five-year period 35 of these 60 
show a definite pattern of decline in these categories. A common com- 
ment among ministers is that we Presbyterians know how to trade 
members, but not how to win new Christians. 

At the same time there are signs of hope, mainly in the new 
seriousness and realism with which the Church is facing and re- 
newing evangelistic concern, as well as in certain outstanding en- 
deavors. In ecumenical circles the emphasis is on study of conversion, 
and on the missionary structures of the congregation. Evangelical 
movements, as represented in the World Congress on Evangelism last 
year, concentrate on seeking spiritual power and effective strategy to 
proclaim the biblical Gospel to the whole modern world. 

ACTIVITIES OF THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE 

Among the activities of your committee during the past year were 
the following: 

1. Prayer Survey — Because we believe there is biblical and his- 
torical precedent for relating earnest prayer to effective evangelism, 



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we undertook a survey of the prayer life of our churches. One hun- 
dred thirty questionnaires were sent out; 74 were returned. The results 
were as follows: 1. Churches having mid-week prayer services — 20 

2. Churches having meetings at other times especially for prayer — 29 

3. Churches in which the Session has set aside time for prayer — 28 

4. Churches in which the Diaconate has set aside time for prayer — 9 

5. Number of ministers participating in regular prayer groups out- 
side their own congregations — 20. 

We would not wish to suggest that a formal mid-week prayer 
service is the only proper time for corporate prayer, nor that the above 
represents in any sense the total prayer life of our Presbytery. There 
must certainly be much personal and family prayer as well as our 
united prayer on Sundays. But we would suggest that the above 
figures suggest a lack of specific, group prayer life. As we would hope 
that the entire Presbytery would give the lead, and each Session 
follow suit, to see if we have neglected the privilege and duty of 
prayer. 

In this respect we would call attention to the prayer services 
which have been held before each meeting of Presbytery and express 
our thanks to those who have led and who have taken part. 

2. Filmstrips — The Committee has purchased the Cathedral Film- 
strips on Evangelism. This fine tool for training Witness Committees 
and evangelism workers is available at Presbytery's Office. 

3. The Minister as Evangelist — In February a meeting for our 
ministers was held on this subject in Myers Park. The leader was the 
Reverend Lane Adams of Knoxville Presbytery, Associate Evangelist 
with the Billy Graham Team. Attendance was good and the discussion 
excellent following Mr. Adams' provocative address. 

4. Festival of Faith — As a venture in public proclamation this was 
the highlight of our year. Two of the services were held in the amphi- 
theatre at Freedom Park. Rain forced the last two indoors to Coven- 
ant Church. Attendances were about as anticipated, ranging from 900 
on the rainiest evening to a high of 1800. Contributions from the Evan- 
gelism Committee, offerings and interested individuals exceeded ex- 
penses by a small amount. We are thankful for the favorable com- 
ments on the total program — the quality of the music, and the lay 
witnesses and the preaching. At the same time we share a sense of dis- 
appointment at the smallness of visible results in terms of professions 
of faith. Was our faith too small? Did we pray as we ought to have? 
Were Christians faithful in bringing uncommitted friends, or do our 
Christian people have contacts with the unchurched and unconverted? 
Should the manner of public invitations be changed? Or should in- 
vitations be extended more vigorously? These questions have arisen 
in our hearts, while we thank God for all the results, whether seen or 
unseen, to the glory of God. We must thank the sub-committee led by 
Reverend James Fogartie which gave such splendid leadership. We 
concur in their recommendation to us that the Festival of Faith be 
repeated. And we endorse their suggestion that if these services are to 
be primarily evangelistic in intent, then the strategy of reaching 
the unchurched and uncommitted should be thought through and ex- 
ecuted more carefully. 



44 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

5. Evangelism Class — Again this year a section on evangelism was 
held as part of the Leadership Training School. The Reverend Robert 
Pitman of Casa Linda Church, Dallas, Texas, was our leader. His 
topics for the three evenings were: "We're in the People Business, or 
What is the Task of the Church?" "How to Give Away Your Faith, or 
Basic Principles of Evangelism for Presbyterians", "Challenge to In- 
volvement, or, Structuring a Program of Evangelism in the Local 
Church". His presentations were well received. However we confess 
our keen disappointment at the lack of participation. Attendance was 
only 35 40 per night and only 25 churches or fewer were represented. 
We feel this marks some failure of concern on the part of Witness 
Committees, especially in the light of our less than shining record in 
evangelism. 

PLANS FOR THE YEAR AHEAD 

During the coming year we hope to further the cause of evange- 
lism in the following ways: 

1. The possibility is being investigated of selecting one church as 
a pilot project, and helping it to develop a sense of its evangelistic 
mission. Through concentrating in depth on one congregation, we hope 
that some patterns might emerge which can be shared with other 
churches in the Presbytery. 

2. Another sub-committee will undertake to find out what is 
already happening in evangelism in our Presbytery, and will seek 
ways to share the news of particularly outstanding efforts to other 
churches. 

3. A third sub-committee is investigating the possibility of a re- 
treat with members of the Witness staff from Atlanta. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

We recommend: 

1. That the retiring members of our Committee, Mr. Henderson 
Belk and The Reverend Paul Home be thanked for their service. 

2. That each session be asked to review the prayer life of its con- 
gregation and to consider appropriate new forms of prayer groups. 

3. That the Presbytery approve the holding of another Festival of 
Faith, in the same general pattern as the past one, and empower the 
Evangelism Committee to appoint a sub-committee to take responsi- 
bility for it. 

4. That the Leadership Training School be thanked for including 
again a section on evangelism; but that in view of this year's response 
its usefulness be re-evaluated before scheduling an evangelism section 
next year. 

5. That Presbytery commend to the prayers and attention of all 
churches the possible one-church pilot project, the sharing of informa- 
tion on evangelistic activities and the evangelism retreat projected 
above. 

6. "A Call Meeting" — That, whereas the General Assembly this 
year recommends that all Presbyteries should set aside at least one 
meeting a year to theological discussion, with no business considered; 
and, whereas the Board of National Ministrie's Task Force on Evange- 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 45 

lism will soon be reporting its findings; and, whereas the Christian 
Church worldwide is giving close attention to conversion and the 
mission of the Church; therefore, Presbytery consider giving one 
meeting to discuss the theology of evangelism, conversion, and the 
mission of the Church at the earliest opportune time. 

On motion by the Rev. Dan Durway Presbytery set up a 
special committee as follows: 

"In the light of the not outstanding result of the Festival 
of Faith regarding conversions to Christ, I move that a special 
committee be appointed to explore and to devise new methods 
of evangelism that are creative and imaginative (other than 
mass meetings for witness and preaching), in order that church- 
es individually and the Church on the Presbytery level can 
have a catalogue of effective methods for evangelising the 
non-Christian. Membership of this committee shall be: E. T. 
Thompson, Jr., Chairman; Fred C. Holder, Paul Leonard, 
Warner L. Hall, Walter Clark, James Barksdale, Neil Whitlock, 
Edith Gardner, and Harvey Johnston. This Committee will 
report at the January Meeting of Presbytery. 

Nominations: The Rev. John R. McAlpine, III, read the list 
of nominations to the Presbytery. These were elected by the 
Presbytery. In addition, the Presbytery elects the Nominating 
Committee from the floor, and the Nominations Committee ap- 
pears as part of this report. The terms of office for the new 
Council of Presbytery were set by motion from the floor. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

1. COUNCIL: 

Ministers 
Reverend Fred C. Holder 
Reverend James G. Stuart 
Reverend J. Shepherd Russell 
Reverend A. B. Montgomery 
Reverend James E. Fogartie 

Ruling Elders 
Mr. James P. McMillan (Charlotte First) 
Mr. G. Douglas Aitken (Avondale) 
Mr. Carlton N. Whilden (Covenant) 
Mrs. William Wildermouth (Wadesboro First) 
Mr. Howard Snow (Plaza) 

2. TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE: 

1971— Rev. Robert Turner (3) 

Mr. William F. Mulliss (3) (Myers Park) 

3. TRUSTEES OF PRESBYTERY: 

Chairman, Mr. David J. Craig, Jr. (1968) 
1970— Mr. Joe W. Grier (Charlotte First) 



46 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

4. COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 

Chairman, Rev. Tom W. MacLean (1968) 

1969 — Rev. Tom A. Cutting (replacing Rev. Graham C. McChesney) 

1970— Rev. Eugene P. Poe, Rev. E. Lee Stoffel, Mr. Russell L. 
Bennett (Rockingham First) 

5. WORLD MISSIONS AND OVERSEAS RELIEF: 

1970 — Rev. Robert J. James, Mrs. H. F. Porter, Mr. James H. Barn- 
hardt (Covenant) 

6. ANNUITIES AND RELIEF: 

Chairman, Rev. Thomas C. Bryan (1968) 

1970— Rev. David C. Kennedy, Mr. A. B. Mackey (Covenant) 

7. MINISTERIAL EDUCATION: 

Chairman, Rev. Oliver W. Carmichael (1969) 

1968 — Rev. Glenn B. Robinson (replacing Rev. John R. King) 

1970— Rev. Zane M. Moore, Rev. Frank H. Caldwell, Mr. Price W. 
Robinson (Commonwealth) 

8. EXAMINATION: 

1970 — Rev. William A. Stewart, Rev. Leonard W. Topping, Dr. 
Joe B. McCoy, Jr. (Trinity) 

9. CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION: 

Chairman, Rev. Robert E. Murdock (1968) 

1970— Rev. Neely D. McCarter, Rev. V. Earl Hartsell, Mr. C. W. 
(Pat) Gilchrist (Trinity) 

10. ASSEMBLY'S SPECIAL CAUSES: 

Chairman, Rev. French B. O'Shields (1969) 

1970 — Rev. J. Kenneth Craig, Mr. Lewis D. Berryhill (Common- 
wealth), Mr. B. J. Brown (Steele Creek) 

11. HOMES: 

1968 — Rev. Shelton M. Hutchison (replacing Rev. Charles Sutton) 

1970— Mr. S. C. Capps (Central Steele Creek), Mr. Charles N. 
Fesperman (Mallard Creek) 

12. WOMEN'S WORK: 

Chairman— Rev. Robert S. Woodson (1968) 
1970— Mrs. O. B. Cockran (Mallard Creek) 

13. CHRISTIAN ACTION: 

1970 — Rev. Paul Leonard, Mr. Randolph Norton (Sardis) 

14. CHRISTIANITY AND HEALTH: 

1970— Rev. A. Rudolph Hendricks 

15. PRESBYTERIAN FOUNDATION: 

Chairman, Rev. Leonard W. Topping (1969) 

1970— Mr. H. H. Everett (Trinity), Mr. John W. Walker (West- 
minster), Mrs. B. S. Howell (Charlotte First) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 47 

16. PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY: 

1970— Rev. John W. Bolton 

17. CAMPUS CHRISTIAN LIFE: 
Chairman, Rev. William K. Leach (1968) 

1970 — Rev. John E. Smylie, Dr. Lawrence K. Boggs (Covenant) 

18. EVANGELISM: 

1970— Rev. Leonard H. Bullock, Mr. Michael G. Myers (Covenant) 

19. TELEVISION, RADIO, AUDIO-VISUALS (TRAV) 

Chairman, Rev. Glenn B. Robinson (1969) 

1970— Rev. Marshall E. Tobias, Mr. J. Robert Covington (Myers 
Park) 

20. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: 

Chairman, Rev. Paul H. Felker (1970) 

1970 — Rev. Paul H. Felker, Rev. Robert H. Ramey, Jr., Rev. Francis 
M. Womack, Jr., Miss Ruth Farrior (Charlotte First), Ralph 
S. Leete (Philadelphia) 

21. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF CHURCH EXTENSION: 

Chairman, Dr. Harvey W. Johnston (1968) (Westminster) 

1970 — Rev. James P. Barksdale, Rev. Robert S. Owens, Mr. W. W. 
Crowder (St. Paul), Mr. John W. Rosebro (Covenant), Rev. 
John M. Handley 

Committee on Nominations 
Class of '68, Robert S. Owens 
Class of '69, William Stewart 

Class of '70, Evan Holifield, Henry Robinson, John Laughlin 
Chairman — Rev. Russell Kerr 

According to an action of the past General Assembly set- 
ting up a committee to study the re-distributing of Presby- 
teries, Presbytery appointed the Rev. David Jenkins and Elder 
George Stovall, Albemarle First Church, to this Committee. 

Commissions: The Stated Clerk reported the minutes of 
several installation commissions, and on his recommendation 
they were admitted to Record. 

Installation of Reverend Leonard H. Bullock 

The Commission appointed to install the Reverend Leonard H. 
Bullock, as pastor of the Thomasboro Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, 
N. C, met in the Session Room of the Church on Sunday evening, 
July 30, 1967, at 6:45 P.M. 

The following members of the Commission were present: The 
Reverend Robert J. James, Dr. R. Wilbur Cousar, the Reverend J. E. 
Wayland, the Reverend Horace H. Hilton, Ruling Elders Garmon C. 
McCall, James P. Miller, E. Ross Cathey, and Frank L. Marshall. 



48 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The Commission was called to order and led in prayer by the Rev- 
erend Robert J. James, Chairman. Ruling Elder Frank L. Marshall 
was elected clerk. 

The order of service was reviewed and adopted, and the Com- 
mission recessed to meet in the Sanctuary of the Church at 7:30 P.M. 
The Reverend Robert J. James presided and propounded the constitu- 
tional questions to the minister and congregation. Ruling Elder Gar- 
mon C. McCall read the scripture lesson. Ruling Elder E. Ross Cathey 
gave the offertory prayer. 

Dr. R. Wilbur Cousar, of the Presbytery of Charleston, invited by 
the Presbytery of Mecklenburg to participate in the installation serv- 
ice, preached the sermon on the theme "A NEW NOTE FOR 
STRANGE AND TRAGIC TIMES." 

The Charge to the Minister was given by the Reverend Horace 
H. Hilton and the Charge to the Congregation was given by the Rev- 
erend J. E. Wayland. Ruling Elder James P. Miller led the Prayer of 
Dedication. 

Mr. Bullock pronounced the Benediction after which he and his 
wife were warmly greeted by members of the congregation. 

The Commission reconvened in the Session Room following the 
service. The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission 
was adjourned with prayer by the Reverend J. E. Wayland. 

Frank L. Marshall 
Secretary 

Installation of Rev. Kenneth P. Craig as Pastor of 
Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church 

On July 18, 1967, in Cooks Memorial Presbyterian Church, the 
Presbytery of Mecklenburg County appointed the following com- 
missioners to install Rev. Kenneth P. Craig as pastor of Mallard 
Creek Presbyterian Church: Rev. Russell Kerr of Philadelphia Pres- 
byterian Church, Rev. John C. Laughlin of Carmel Presbyterian 
Church, Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr. of Cornelius Presbyterian Church, 
Elder Donald M. MacKay of Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church, Elder 
Mark Tinkham of Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church and Elder 
J. E. Kirk of Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church. 

The installation date was set for August 27, 1967 at 8 o'clock, 
Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church. 

The Commission convened at 7:45 o'clock on August 27, 1967 in 
the study of the Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church. Rev. Russell 
Kerr was asked to serve as chairman of the Commission. The meeting 
was opened with prayer by Rev. John Laughlin. Rev. Russell Kerr 
explained the purpose of the meeting, and that the first item of busi- 
ness was to select a secretary. Rev. Edwin Wayland, Jr. moved that 
Mark Tinkham serve as secretary. Rev. John Laughlin seconded the 
motion. The vote was unanimous. 

After a brief discussion of the order of service by Mr. Kerr, the 
Commission adjourned and reconvened in the church sanctuary for 
the service of installation as follows: 

Organ Prelude Mrs. Frank Cobb 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 49 

Call to Worship The Choir 

Hymn 20— "It is Good to Sing Thy Praises" 

Duet Mrs. Milton Garrison 

Mrs. Lewis Robinson 

Invocation Mr. J. E. Kirk 

Reading of God's Word Ephesians 3:4-7 

Installation Sermon "Dimensions of the Love of God" 

Rev. Russell Kerr 
The Service of Installation 

Commission of Presbytery: 

Constitutional Questions Rev. John C. Laughlin 

Prayer of Installation Mr. Mark Tinkham 

Charge to the Pastor Rev. Edwin Wayland, Jr. 

Charge to the Congregation Mr. Donald MacKay 

Hymn 307 — "O Jesus, I Have Promised'' 

Announcements Mr. Mark Tinkham 

Benediction Rev. Kenneth Craig 

Choral Amen 

Organ Postlude Mrs. Frank Cobb 

Immediately after the installation, the Commission reconvened 
to the pastor's study. Mark Tinkham read the minutes, which were 
approved. The Commission adjourned with prayer by Rev. Edwin 
Wayland, Jr. 

Mark F. Tinkham, Secretary 

Records of Presbytery: The report of this Standing Com- 
mittee was given by the Rev. Douglas Paulson and was adopted 
as follows: 

This Committee has met and examined the Minutes of 
the 257th Stated Meeting and the Minutes of the Called Meet- 
ing, June 6, 1967. We find them to be in good order. We com- 
mend the clerks for their splendid efforts. We recommend 
these Minutes to the Sessions of Presbytery for their reading. 

Assembly's Minutes: The Rev. Thomas C. Bryan reported 
for this Committee; the report was adopted: Your Committee 
has perused the Minutes of the General Assembly Meeting in 
Bristol, Tenn., June 8-14, 1967, and finds no matters referred 
to the Presbyteries with the exception of Amendments, the 
consideration of which are already docketed for this meeting 
of Presbytery. 

Resolutions: The Rev. Thomas MacLean reported for this 
Committee during lunch, and it is here admitted to Record. 



50 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

RESOLUTIONS 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg in its 258th Stated Meeting at 
Providence Church on October 17th, 1967, here records its gratitude 
to God for the life and witness of the Providence Church during the 
past 200 years, and for the evidence of her continuing vitality and 
growing effectiveness. 

We would further express our thanks to the minister and members 
of the Church for their warm and thoughtful hospitality in providing 
so adequately for our needs and our comfort, and especially to the 
women of the congregation for the delightful noonday meal served us. 

We request that these resolutions be spread on the Minutes of 
Presbytery and that a copy be sent to the Session of the Providence 
Church and read to the Congregation on the next Lord's Day. 

Signed — 

Thomas MacLean 
Herbert Knox 
Ralph Howell 

Attendance: The Rev. Robert James reported for the Stand- 
ing Committee on Attendance; adopted. 

All churches in the Presbytery of Mecklenburg were repre- 
sented by Ruling Elders except the following: Third, Amay 
James, Central Steele Creek, Commonwealth, McGee, Rourk, 
Marks Creek, Huntersville, Indian Trail, New Salem, Marston, 
Bethany, Bethlehem, Beulah, Lee Park, Oakboro, Salem, Haw- 
ley Memorial, Star, Camden, Banks, Rehoboth. 

The following ministers of the Presbytery of Mecklenburg 
were not in attendance at the October 17, 1967 meeting: J. E. 
Wayland, David C. Kennedy, A. B. Montgomery, Dwight L. 
Barker, Robert S. Owens, Jr., David E. Wilkinson, Robert 
Turner, Frank H. Caldwell, Leighton Ford, Francis O. Alston. 
Of the foregoing, the Committee recommends the following be 
excused: A. B. Montgomery, Dwight L. Barker, David E. 
Wilkinson, Robert Turner, Frank H. Caldwell, Leighton Ford, 
Francis O. Alston, and David Kennedy. 

The Committee recommends the granting of requests to 
be excused from a part of this meeting: Ministers: John Hand- 
ley, Paul Home, W. E. Morton, David B. Jenkins, and Frank 
L. Goodman. Elders: from S. Tryon, Rockingham First, Mt. 
Carmel, Norman, and Waxhaw. 

The Committee further recommends that retired ministers 
who are not in attendance be excused, together with Chaplains 
of the Armed Services and Missionaries. 



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Proposed Amendments To Book Of Church Order: The 
proposed amendments as sent down by the General Assembly 
of 1967 were each adopted by the Presbytery. Each vote was 62 
to in favor of the proposed amendment. 

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION 
OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES 

1. That Chapter 8 of the Book of Church Order be amended by adding 
thereto Section 8-17 as follows: 

"A member who is serving abroad as an unordained missionary 
under the Board of World Missions may become a member of the 
Church to which he is related in missionary service. The Session of his 
church shall retain the member's name on its active roll, and he shall 
be considered a member of both Churches. The provisions of Section 
29-10 BCO, shall be applicable in the case of a member who is an 
officer in his church. 

2. That Section 16-2 of the Book of Church Order be amended by add- 
ing thereto these sentences: 

"A Minister who is serving as a missionary under the Board of 
World Missions may become a member of a Presbytery of the Church 
to which he is related in missionary service. His Presbytery, in such 
case, shall retain his name on its roll, and he shall continue to be a 
full and responsible member of it, subject to its jurisdiction, in every 
respect." 

Next meeting: By adoption of the request of the Pan Pres- 
byterians Committee, this meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery 
will adjourn to meet on November 28, 1967 at 10:00 a.m. in the 
Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C. 

Next Stated Meeting: The time of the next stated meeting 
will be January 23, 1968, the fourth Tuesday in January. There 
being no invitation at hand, the place of the next meeting is 
left in the hands of the Moderator and the Stated Clerk. 

The Minutes were read and approved. 

It was reported that Ruling Elder Charles Hassell, Myers 
Park Church, was seriously ill. Mr. Hassell was remembered 
in the closing prayer and benediction by the Rev. Marcus B. 
Prince, Jr. Presbytery stood adjourned to November 28, 1967, 
10:00 a.m., Myers Park Pres, Church, Charlotte, N. C. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Oren Moore, Jr. Malcolm R. Williamson, 

Permanent Clerk Stated Clerk 



INDEX 

The Two Hundred Fifty-Eighth Stated Meeting of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Page 

1. Organization of Presbytery 11 

2. Memorials 11-17 

3. The Roll 17-18 

4. Visiting Brethren 18-19 

5. Election of Moderator 19 

6. Welcome by Host Pastor and Adoption of Docket 19-20 

7. Appointment of Standing Committees 20 

8. Communications 21-22 

9. Report of Presbytery's Council 22-25 

10. Report of Committee on Accounting and Auditing 25-27 

11. Report of Committee on Structure of Presbytery 27-31 

12. Report of World Missions Committee 31-34 

13. Moderator-In-Nomination 35 

14. Report of Committee on Ministerial Education 35-36 

15. Report of Commission on Minister and His Work 36-39 

16. Reception of Ministers 39 

17. Commissions on Installations 39-41 

18. Report of Committee on Christian Action 41 

19. Report of Committee on Annuities and Relief 41-42 

20. Report of the Committee on Evangelism 42-45 

21. Special Committee re Festival of Faith 45 

22. Report of Committee on Nominations 45-47 

23. Reports of Commissions on Installations 47-49 

24. Reports of Standing Committees 49-50 

25. Amendments to Constitution 50 

26. Time of Next Meeting 50 

27. Reading and Approval of Minutes 50 

28. Adjournment 50 



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Adjourned Meeting 

Myers Park Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, N. C. 

November 28, 1967 



259th Stated Meeting 

First Presbyterian Church 

Albemarle, N. C. 

January 23, 1968 



Next Stated Meeting 

Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, N. C. 

April 16, 1968 



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Adjourned Meeting 

Myers Park Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, N. C. 

November 28, 1967 



259th Stated Meeting 

First Presbyterian Church 

Albemarle, N. C. 

January 23, 1968 



Next Stated Meeting 

Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, N. C. 

April 16, 1968 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

DIRECTORY OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

1968 
Revised lo October 17, 1967 

OFFICERS OF THE PRESBYTERY 

Reverend William A. Stewart, Jr., Moderator of Winter Meeting, 
1720 Flynwood Drive, Charlotte, N. C. 

Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence, Executive Secretary and Stated Clerk 
(1969), P. O. Box 2537, Charlotte, N. C. 28201 

Rev. Angus G. Mclnnis, Field Representative (1968) 1510 Clayton 
Drive, Charlotte, N. C. 28203 

TRUSTEES 

Davidson College — Elected for four years: 

1968— Mr. George S. Crouch (Myers Park), Mr. John Belk (Cald- 
well Memorial), Rev. Warner L. Hall 

1971— Rev. Robert Turner, Mr. W. F. Mulliss (Myers Park) 

Presbytery: 

Mr. David J. Craig, Jr. Chairman, 1112 Granville Road, Charlotte, 

N. C. 28207 
1968— Mr. David J. Craig, Jr. (Myers Park) 
1969 — Mr. Philip Hedrick (Westminster) 
1970— Joseph A. Grier, Jr. (Charlotte— First) 

COMMISSIONS 
The Minister and His Work 

Rev. Thomas W. MacLean, Chairman, 2821 Park Road, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28209 

1968 — Rev. Thomas MacLean, Mr. Horace McCall (Troy), Reverend 
Francis O. Alston g&i A.]hiX>i*~P\k /■tew&CiU^ ( /^L^J 

1969— Rev. Russell M. Kerr, Rj©«^orn*G«*&fig., Mr. Jones Y. Pharr 
(Charlotte— First) 

1970— Rev. Eugene P. Poe, Rev. E. Lee Stoffel, Mr. Russell Ben- 
nett (Rockingham — First) 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Rev. Fred C. Holder, Chairman, 2801 Sharon Amity Road, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28205 

1968— Rev. Fred C. Holder, Mr. James B. McMillan (Charlotte- 
First), Mr. G. Douglas Aitken (Avondale) 

1969 — Rev. James G. Stuart, Rev. J. Shepherd Russell, Mr. Carlton 
N. Whilden (Covenant) 

1970 — Rev. John H. McVay, Rev. James E. Fogartie, Mrs. William 
Wildermuth (Wadesboro — First), Dr. Thomas N. Massey, 
Jr. (Trinity) 

Advisory Members (Non-Voiing) 

Chairmen of the following Commissions and Permanent 

Committees: 

Minister and His Work: Rev. Thomas W. MacLean 

Nominations: Rev. Russell M. Kerr 

Sessional Records: Rev. Thomas C. Bryan 



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World Missions and Overseas Relief: Rev. Eugene Daniel, Jr. 

Annuities and Relief: Rev. Thomas C. Bryan 

Ministerial Education: Rev. Oliver W. Carmichael 

Committee on Examinations: Rev. Warner L. Hall 

Christian Higher Education: Rev. Bob Murdock 

Assembly's Special Causes: Rev. French B. O'Shields 

Homes: Rev. Paul Thrower -^ M ^ 

Women's Work: R ev. R obert Woodson ^ / ~T\A?si X>UCUJ"\ 

Christianity and Health: Dr. James P. Alexander (Char- 
lotte—First) 

Presbyterian Foundation: Rev. Leonard W. Topping 
Presbyterian Survey: Rev. Francis Alston 
Campus Christian Life: Rev. William K. Leach 
Evangelism: Rev. Leighton Ford 

TRAV (Television, Radio, Audio-Visual) : Rev. Glenn B. Rob- 
inson 

Christian Education: Rev. Paul H. Felker 
Executive Committee on Church Extension: Dr. Harvey W. 
Johnston 

Moderator of Presbylery 

The Executive Secretary and Stated Clerk: Rev. J. Cecil 
Lawrence 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. NOMINATIONS: 

Rev. Russell M. Kerr, Chairman, Mint Hill Station, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28212 

1968— Rev. Robert S. Owens, Jr., Rev. Russell Kerr, Mr. H. K. 
Sledge, Jr. (Covenant) 

1969— Rev. William Stewart, Jr., Rev. David E. Wilkinson, Dr. 
James Hemphill (Rockingham — First) 

1970— Mr. Evan Holyfield (Thomasboro), Rev. Henry S. Robinson, 
Rev. John Laughlin 

2. SESSIONAL RECORDS: 

Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, Chairman, 5218 Kildare Avenue, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28205 

3. WORLD MISSIONS AND OVERSEAS RELIEF: 

Rev. Eugene Daniel, Jr., Chairman, 2501 Oxford Place, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28207 

1968— Rev. Harry Bryan, Mr. J. B. Watt (Steele Creek), Dr. 
Hugh Verner (Myers Park) 

1969— Rev. Eugene Daniel, Jr., Mrs. L. E. McGinn (Cald- 
well Memorial), Mr. R. V. Liles (Wadesboro) 
1970— Rev. Robert James, Mrs. H. F. Porter (Wilmore), Mr. 
James H. Barnhardt (Covenant) 

4. ANNUITIES AND RELIEF: 

Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, Chairman, 5218 Kildare Ave., Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28205 
1968— Rev. Thomas Bryan, Mrs. J. Cecil Lawrence (Trinity) 

1969— Mr. Burnell S. McGirt (Hamlet), Mr. I. A. Jones (Selwyn 
Avenue) 

1970— Rev. David C. Kennedy, Mr. A. B. Mackey (Covenant) 



4 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

5. MINISTERIAL EDUCATION: 

Rev. Oliver W. Carmichael, 5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28210 

1968 — Rev. A. J. Morrison, Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Dr. Thomas 

Sparrow (Charlotte — First) 
1969 — Rev. Oliver Carmichael, Rev. Eldon Wadsworth, Mr. D. B. 

Gettys (Monroe — First) 

1970— Rev. Zane Moore, Rev. Frank H. Caldwell, Mr. Price W. 
Robinson (Commonwealth) 

6. COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS 

Rev. Warner L. Hall, Chairman, 1000 East Morehead Street, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28204 

1968— Rev. Charles L. McDonald, Rev. Robert Turner, Mr. Win- 
throp Long (Westminster) 

1969— Rev. Warner L. Hall, Rev. John H. McVay, Mr. David Wil- 
son (Steele Creek) 

1970 — Rev. William A. Stewart, Jr., Rev. Leonard W. Topping, 
Dr. Joe B. McCoy, Jr. (Trinity) 

7. CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION: 

Rev. Bob Murdock, Chairman, Route 1, Stanfield, N. C. 28163 

1968— Rev. Bob Murdock, Rev. W. G. Workman, Mr. McAlister 
Carson, Sr. (Charlotte — First) 

1969— Rev. Daniel Zeluff, Rev. Paul W. Beazley, Mr. James P. 

Sifford (Albemarle — First) 
1970— Rev. Neely D. McCarter, Rev. J. Earl Hartsell, Mr. C. W. 

(Pat) Gilchrist (Trinity) 

8. ASSEMBLY'S SPECIAL CAUSES: 

Rev. French B. : Shields, Chairman, 5900 Brookhaven 
Road, Charlotte, N. C. 28210 

1968 — Rev. E. B. Cooper, Rev. Roscoe Fisher, Mr. Charles Sellers 
(Westminster) 

1969— Rev. French B. O'Shields, Mrs. Boyd Alexander (Mallard 
Creek), Mr. James Putnam (Amity) 

1970 — Rev. J. Kenneth Craig, Mr. Lewis D. Berryhill (Common- 
wealth), Mr. B. J. Brown (Steele Creek) 

9. HOMES: 

Rev. Paul Thrower, Chairman, 206 Park Avenue, Rocking- 
ham 

1968 — Rev. Paul Thrower, Rev. Shelton Hutchison, Mr. Lee Kerns 
(Williams Memorial) 

1969— Rev. Fred J. Harmon, Mr. Ross Cathey (McGee), Mr. Thomas 
Edwards (Huntersville) 

1970— Mr. S. C. Capps (Central Steele Creek), Mr. Charles N. Fes- 
perman (Mallard Creek) 

10. WOMEN'S WORK: 

Rev. Robert S. Woodson, Chairman, 3211 Providence Road, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28211 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



1968— Rev. Robert S. Woodson 



1969— Rev. James E. Sewell D cSJ < vj / 

1970— Mrs. O. B. Cochran (Mallard Creek) y /> ^ rTM/W'- 5 *", 

11. CHRISTIAN A CTIOMfrBg^asakfffcg^^ CS1W" in 



Rgy.-ChaTAes E:-S. Kraemer, Chairman, 1205 Palmyra- Ave- 

ixwi^ Ilieliiiioiid, Vigginia' " 23 22Z 
1068 frrre^ F^r1 -fl |r ^ Mr. A. Walton Litz (Myers Park) 
1969 — Rev. Charles E. S. Kraemer, Mr. Ja mes Barrus ( Amity ) _ , 
1970— Mr. Randoloh Norton (Sardis) &5&sA. !*r- >> ■'■-"-■ - ' ■ 



1970— Mr. Randolph Norton (Sardis), 

12. CHRISTIANITY AND HEALTH: 

Dr. James P. Alexander, Chairman, Doctors' Building, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28207 
1968 — Dr. Lawrence Boggs (Covenant) 
1969 — Dr. James P. Alexander (Charlotte— First) 
1970— Rev. A. Rudolph Hendricks 

13. PRESBYTERIAN FOUNDATION: 

Rev. Leonard W. Topping, Chairman, 200 W. Trade Street, 

Charlotte, N. C. 28202 

1968 — Rev. Shelton Hutchison, Mr. Joe Boone (Cornelius) 

1969 — Rev. Leonard W. Topping, Rev. Peter Jorgensen 

1970— Mr. H. H. Everett (Trinity), Mr. John W. Walker (West- 
minster), Mrs. B. S. Howell (Charlotte— First) 

14. PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY: 

Rev. Francis Alston, Chairman, Ellerbe, N. C. 28338 
1968— Rev. Francis Alston 
1969— Miss Phebe Drye (Albemarle— First) 
1970— Rev. John W. Bolton 

15. CAMPUS CHRISTIAN LIFE: 

Rev. William K. Leach, Chairman, Newell, N. C. 28126 
1968— Rev. William K. Leach, Donald M. MacKay (Sugaw Creek) 
1969— Rev. H. Louis Patrick, Mr. Richard O'Hair (Trinity) 
1970 — Rev. John E. Smylie, Dr. Lawrence K. Boggs (Covenant) 

16. EVANGELISM: 

Rev. Leighton Ford, Chairman, 2900 Coltsgate Road, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28211 

1968— Rev. Leighton Ford, Mr. J. V. Zimmerman (Williams Me- 
morial), Rev. Fred Turner 
1969— Rev. E. O. Byrd, Jr., Mr. William A. White, Jr. (Myers Park) 
1970— Rev. Leonard H. Bullock, Mr. Michael G. Myers (Covenant) 

17. TRAV (TELEVISION. RADIO, AUDIO-VISUAL): 

Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Chairman, 7500 Newell-Hickory 
Grove Road, Charlotte, N. C. 28212 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

1968— Dr. Harold Sluder (Trinity), Mr. Loonis McGlohon (West- 
over Hills) 
1969 — Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Mr. Charles Trexler (Covenant) 

1970 — Rev. Marshall E. Tobias, Mr. J. Robert Covington (Myers 
Park) 



18. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: 

Rev. Paul H. Felker, Chairman, 5601 Tuckaseegee Road, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28208 
1968 — Rev. Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, Mr. Jack Hamilton (Steele 
Creek), Rev. Dwight Barker, Rev. W. D. Morton, Mr. Blair 
they (Paw Creek) 
1969 — flttlWli 1 1 ii i ilJMM I ' ' David B. Jenkins, Rev. Charles M. 
TTWV^ rfHhq* te \ Murray, Mr. Boyce M. Brown (Westminster), Mr. Jack O. 
-iM/a/^T^- Boyte < Caldwe11 Memorial) 

1970— Rev. Paul H. Felker, Rev. Robert H. Ramey, Jr., Rev. 
Francis M. Womack, Miss Ruth Farrior (Charlotte — First), 
Mr. Ralph S. Leete (Philadelphia) 

19. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION: 

Dr. Harvey W. Johnston, Chairman, Doctors' Building, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28207 

1968— Rev. Francis B. Mayes, Jr. r Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr., Dr. 
Harvey W. Johnston, (Westminster), Mrs. Ray Gardner 
(Seigle Avenue), Rev. Leslie Thompson 

1969 — Rev. J. S. Russell, Rev. Leonard Topping, Rev. John R. 
Mc Alpine, III, Mr. Harold Dillehay (Myers Park), Mr. 
Robert Stokes (Charlotte — First) 

1970 — Rev. James P. Barksdale, Rev. Robert S. Owens, Jr., Mr. 

W. T. Crowder (St. Paul), Mr. John W. Rosebro (Covenant), 

Rev. John M. Handley 
Ex Officio: Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence, Rev. Angus G. Mclnnis (Field 

Representative) 

20. PAN PRESBYTERIAN (CORE) 

1968 — Reverend Francis M. Womack, Jr., Mrs. Ernest B. Hunter, 

^igggenant) tt£ J j£ r > 3 #)£.<> U/^A/Li /^V fef ^^ / ^ ; -^ / ^ 

(Sardis) 
1970 — Reverend Oren Moore, Jr., Joseph W. Grier, Jr., (Charlotte — 
First) 

21. INTER-CHURCH ACTION 

1968 — Reverend John C. Laughlin, G. Don Davidson, Jr., (Coven- 
ant), Joseph W. Grier, Jr. (Charlotte — First) 

1969 — Reverend Francis B. Mayes, Jr., Jones Y. Pharr (Charlotte — 
First), Randolph Norton (Sardis) 

22. CHARLOTTE URBAN MINISTRY 

1968 — Reverend William A. Stewart, Jr., Harold J. Dillehay (Myers 
Park) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 7 

1969 — Reverend Robert S. Owens, Jr., Dr. Thomas N. Massey, Jr. 
(Trinity) 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. Small Churches: 

Rev. Robert Turner, Chairman, 200 West Trade Street, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28202 

Rev. Russell Kerr, Mr. D. G. Kimbrell (Selwyn Avenue), Mr. R. A. 
Willis, Jr. (Monroe — First) 

2. Ministers' Salaries: 

Mr. Thomas C. Ruff, 806 East Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C. 28202 
Mr. Jones Y. Pharr (Charlotte— First), Mr. George Stovall (Al- 
bemarle — First), Dr. Curtis Fincher (Amity), Mr. I. A. Jones 
(Selwyn Avenue) 



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8 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

Q. N. Huneycutt, Th.D. H.R. 
J. C. Grier, H.R. 

M. B. Prince, Jr Williams Memorial 

R. A. Young, H.R. 

W. M. Walsh, D.D, H.R. + 

Roy F. Whitley, Th.D. H-K tffffiffW iHEdBfe* 

Charles E. S. Kraemer, D.D President PSCE 

Warner L. Hall, Ph.D Covenant 

T. W. MacLean Avondale 

John A. Carriker, H.R. 

S. M. Hutchison Smallwood 

Carl S. Miller # ><, JgBMWW TT1 — Till 

W. J. Huneycutt, H.R. 

Roy E. Hoke, H.R. Professor 

D. E. Wilkinson, D.D Hospital Chaplain 

E. B. Cooper Pageland, Salem 

Russell M. Kerr Philadelphia 

J. E. Wayland, Jr. Cornelius, Bethel 

J. S. Garner, H.R. 

W. G. Workman, Ph.D. Davidson College (Professor) 

Robert Turner Synod Director C. E. 

Fred C. Holder Amity 

Malcolm R. Williamson, H.R 

E. L. Stoffel, Th.D., D.D. Charlotte First 



T. Duke Williams 

Leighton S. Ford Evangelist 

G. E. Dixon W. H. Belk 

James E. Fogartie Myers Park 

M. A. Cochrane, Jr Amay James 

Frank S. Jones, H.R. 

Harry H. Bryan, D.D Covenant (Associate) 

J. R. McAlpine III Steele Creek 

J. C. Lawrence. D.D. Executive Secretary, Stated Clerk 

Robert S. Woodson, M.A., Th.D., H.R. Westminster (Associate) 

A. J. Morrison McQuay Memorial 

T. B. Ruff, H.R. 

John R. Cunningham, D.D., H.R. 

Francis Alston Ellerbe First 

Angus G. Mclnnis Field Representative 

Daniel L. Durway Covenant (Associate) 

Paul H. Felker Mulberry 

Robert E. Huey, H.R. 

David Boyce, Th.M Chaplain 

Glenn B. Robinson Hickory Grove 

Betts Huntley Foreign Missionary 

Oren Moore, Jr Westover Hills 

Ro scoe B. Fisher 
Frank L. Goodman, H.R. 

Tracy V. Fisher Cameronian 

Horace H. Hilton, Jr Sugaw Creek 

William A. Stewart, Jr Seigle Avenue 

John H. McVay Hamlet First 

Leland A. Richardson Chaplain 

John M. Handley Huntersville 

James Gordon Stuart Sardis 

H. Louis Patrick, D.D Trinity 

Francis M. Womack. Jr Robinson 

John C. Laughlin Carmel 

j.A.Luvrt ^^ 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 9 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

Douglas L. Paulson St. Andrews 

Leonard W. Topping Charlotte First (Associate) 

f. Arthur Beard Marshville, New Salem * . 

Tom A. Cutting, Jr .ffiMninli. £?tAl> ~>W. 

David C. Hambrick, Jr Chaplain 

Bob E. Murdock Oakboro, Ridgecrest 

Eugene P. Poe Westminster 

David B. Jenkins Rockingham 

J. Shepherd Russell Albemarle First 

Paul P. Thrower Park Avenue 

James E. Sewell Norwood 

William D. Morton Waxhaw 

Charles L. McDonald Pleasant Hill 

Eugene L. Daniel, Jr Myers Park (Associate) 

Wayne R. Aughinbaugh Cook's Memorial 

Thomas C. Bryan Eastminster 

Francis B. Mayes, Jr Sardis (Associate) 

Marshall E. Tobias Camp Greene 

Paul W. Beazley Camp Walton Stewart (Director) 

Paul A. Home 3fcflrdZ&&£., /J&*£Jj#JL*. !*mm** 

William K. Leach Newell 

A. M. Keith Turner, Siler 

W. B. McSwain Walkersville 

Eldon D. Wadsworth Hopewell 

J. Daniel Zeluff Assistant Professor 

Walter D. Clark Inter-Church Action 

Vaughn Earl Hartsell Rourk, McLean 

James H. Sell, Jr. Camden, Morven 

Fred P. Turner Albemarle Road 

Lloyd Frederick Grif f ie Candor 

E. O. Byrd, Jr Charlotte Third 

Oliver W. Carmichael Sharon 

Fred J. Harmon Indian Trail 

Charles M. Murray Myers Park (Minister Education) 

F. B. O'Shields St. Giles 

John W. Bolton Caldwell Memorial (Associate) 

A. Rudolph Hendricks South Tryon 

W. H. Jarrett Biscoe 

David C. Kennedy Matthews 

Robert J. James Paw Creek 

Fred R. McAlister Chaplain 

A. Leslie Thompson Pineville 

Dwight L. Barker East 

James P. Barksdale, Jr St. Paul 

Zane M. Moore Central Steele Creek 

Robert Sanford Owens, Jr Plaza 

J. William Stork, H.R. 

Robert H. Ramey, Jr Selwyn Avenue 

Leonard Bullock Thomasboro 

Frank H. Caldwell, Ph.D Presbyterian Foundation 

Kenneth P. Craig Mallard Creek 

Neely McCarter, Th.D., Ph.D U.T.S. (Professor) 

James N. Biggers ' Badin 

Robert E. Henry, Jr Associate Chaplain and Supply at Banks 

Henry S. Robinson Memorial 

Carl T. Uzzell St. John 

H. Howard Smith Wadesboro First 

John E. Smylie, Th.D President Queens College 

Ernest T. Thompson, Jr Forest Hill 

Joseph H. J. Vernon Commonwealth 

Edward C. Wilson Selwyn Avenue (Associate) 

Robert W. Rayburn Wilmore 

James O. Pitts Clanton Memorial 

Wilbur D. Kuenzh j Plaza (Associate) 

fk/f^/fOL/// ^Ttti-E JZ Tot al Ministers 123 

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10 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ROLL OF CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

William E. Alexander, Union Seminary, Sardis Church. 

Samuel Monroe Busch, Jr. Covenant College, Locust Church. 

George L. Ducker, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Myers Park. 

John M. Duncan, Louisville Seminary, Covenant. 

Charles D. Elliott, Union Seminary, Wilmore Church. 

H. Alan Elmore, Columbia Seminary, Sugaw Creek Church. 

David T. Fisher, Columbia Seminary, Cameronian Church. 

John R. Goodman, Union Seminary, Norman Church. 

Benny E. Gurley, St. Andrews College, Mulberry Church. 

George H. Kuykendall, Jr., Union Seminary, N. Y., Covenant. 

Rodney R. Love, Louisville Seminary, Paw Creek Church. 

David F. Mclnnis, Davidson College, Covenant Church. 

Hoyt F. Nance, Rt. 1, Box 255, Huntersville, N. C, Huntersville 
Church. 

Robert C. Page, III, Chapel Hill, N. C, Covenant Church. 

William G. Phipps, Columbia Seminary, Forest Hill. 

Javan W. Reid, Jr., Candor Church. Austin Theological Seminary. 

H. Carson Rhyne, Jr., Presbyterian College, Mulberry Church. 

Eugene R. Rucker, 1558 Bryson Dr., Decatur, Ga., Plaza Church. 

James H. Shackelford, Divinity School, U. of Chicago, Covenant 
Church. 

Charles R. Sizemore, U. of N. C. — Charlotte, Caldwell Memorial. 
Thomas S. Stukes, U. of N. C. at Chapel Hill, Myers Park Church. 
Kendall B. Tarleton, Davidson College, Covenant Church. 
Roy Z. Thomas, III, Union Seminary, Trinity Church. 
Charles A. Van Wagner, Columbia Seminary, Selwyn Ave. Church. 
David C. Verner, Johns Hopkins University, Myers Park Church. 
Roy P. Wilson, Jr., Charlotte, N. C. Avondale Church. 
James Paxton Wray, Princeton Seminary, Sardis Church. 

CANDIDATES FOR LAY SERVICE 

Eleanor Anne Pepi, Princeton Theological Seminary, Myers Park 
Church. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 11 

ROLL OF CHURCHES 
All Town Addresses are Norih Carolina unless otherwise stated. 
Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Albemarle First J. P. Sifford J. W. Miller 

819 E. Main Street 347 Park Road 

Albemarle 28001 Albemarle 28001 ptfctf* j 4 

Albemarle Road Clyde M. Bingman E. L. Hinson /"-»</ J(7^>-7 

122 Stillwell Oaks 6016 Mallard Drive 3 -^ / ' ° 

Charlotte 28212 Charlotte 28212 

Altan Odus Doster William L. Floyd 

Route 4 Route 1 

Monroe 28110 Monroe 28110 

Amay James Melvin Murriel Richard Mitchell 

2510 Sherrill Street 9040 Feldbank Drive 

Charlotte 28208 Charlotte 28208 

Amity T. H. Donaldson James J. Putman 

3101 N. Sharon 5344 Unaka Avenue 

Amity Road Charlotte 28205 

Charlotte 28205 

Avondale R. C. White C. K. Smith 

3131 Willow Oak Rd. 500 Hollis Road 

Charlotte 28209 Charlotte 28209 

(Receiving) 
J. T. Parnell, Jr. 
3944 Hough Rd. 
Charlotte 28209 
(Disbursing) 

Badin A. C. Gardner D. A. Beck 

Box 883 Box 746 

Badin 28009 Badin 28009 

Banks D. E. Fultz F. Parks Stephenson, Jr. 

Route 2 Route 2, Box 309 

Fort Mill, S. C. 29715 Fort Mill, S. C. 29715 

Belk, W. H C. M. Snyder S. J. Crane 

3838 Allwood Drive 6411 Nations Ford Road 

Charlotte 28210 Charlotte 28210 

Benton Heights J. Earl Williams Pressley Hinson 

404 Lydia Street 1314 Concord Avenue 

Monroe 28110 Monroe 28110 

Bethany Paul Whitley Roy Snipes 

Route 5 Route 5 

Monroe 28110 Monroe 28110 

Bethel J. Wilson Knox Joe R. Washam 

RFD No. 2, Box 120 RFD #2, Box 247 

Huntersville 28078 Hnutersville, N.C. 28078 

Bethlehem Buford A. Price Donald H. Price 

Route 7 Route 1 

Monroe 28110 Indian Trail 28079 

Beulah A.W.Collins Ralph Rorie 

Route 1 Route 3 

Monroe, N. C. 28110 Pageland, S. C. 29728 

Biscoe Daniel J. McCaskill William A. Lewis, Jr. 

Biscoe 27209 Biscoe 27209 

Caldwell Memorial R. V. Mason George H. Shelby 

811 E. Morehead St. 2019 Chatham Avenue 

Charlotte 28202 Charlottewfe'^"" 

Camden Boyce Baker, Jr. Miss Ethel Hildreth 

1317 Shannon Drive Route 3 

Wadesboro 28170 Wadesboro 28170 

Cameronian Richard Brown Mrs. Louise Thrower 

P. O. Box 23 Box 645 

Rockingham 28379 Rockingham 28379 



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MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Churches Clerk of Session 

Camp Greene N. J. Owens 

2509 Toddville Rd. 

Charlotte 28214 
Candor Jack Gathings 

P. O. Box 306 

Candor 27229 
Carmel A. W. Weigle 

538 Wingrave Dr. 

Charlotte 28211 
Central Steele Creek. Charles G. Potts 

Route 1 Pineville 

28134 
Charlotte First J. L. McClintock, Jr. 

1426 Medford Dr. 

Charlotte 28205 
Clanton Memorial Allen W. Estridge, Jr. 

911 YorkmontRd. 

Charlotte 28210 
Commonwealth Wilburn B. Brown 

1424 Briar Creek Rd. 

Charlotte 28205 
Cooks Memorial Paul Thompson, Jr. 

322 McClure Circle 

Charlotte 28214 
Cornelius Joe V. Brown 

Box 68 

Cornelius 28031 
Covenant John C. Bradley 

1000 E. Morehead St. 

Charlotte 28204 
East Earl D. Talbert 

1601 Woodberry Rd. 

Charlotte 28212 
Eastminster R. E. McCoy 

3324 Washburn Ave. 

Charlotte 28205 
Ellerbe First Willie Scott McRae 

Box 275 

Ellerbe 28338 
First Union Robert F. Ritchie 

3200 Oakwood Drive 

Charlotte 28213 
Forest Hill ... Burns W. Stuart 

3836 Annlin Avenue 

Charlotte 28209 
Hamlet Robert P. Clark, Jr. 

106 Locust Avenue 

Hamlet 28345 
Hawley Memorial Mr. E. F. Billingsley 

Box 4 

Polkton 28135 
Hickory Grove Hamer Leach 

7528 Linda Lake Dr. 

Charlotte 28212 
Hopewell William E. Moss 

Rt. 1, Box 126 

Huntersville 28073 



Treasurer 

Grady Alexander 
245 Sturbridge Drive 
Charlotte 28214 
Patt C. Harmon, Jr. 
P. O. Box 635 
Candor 27229 
James R. Chanaberry 
4601 Town & Country Dr. 
Charlotte 28211 
C. F. Blackwelder 
Route 2, Box 1138-D 
Charlotte 28210 
Calvin T. Wells 
2821 Sharon Road 
Charlotte 28211 
C. H. Gill 

400 Elmhurst Place 
Charlotte 28210 
Ralph A. Killough 
4232 Maypole Court 
Charlotte 28205 
Charles P. Long 
1122 Hipp Road 
Charlotte 28214 
Marvin Bradford 
Cornelius 28031 

Cecil W. Davis, Jr. 
1000 East Morehead St. 
Charlotte 28204 
James F. Elam 
1120 Burtonwood Circle 
Charlotte 28212 
William F. Haake 
1125 Princeton Avenue 
Charlotte 28207 
Arnold Carter 
Route 2 
Ellerbe 28338 
Roy Kinnamon 
Route 7, Box 295-P 
Charlotte^ >^) 7/ 
Charles E^Alforti 
6727 Brookcrest Drive 
Charlotte 28210 
Henry S. Proctor 
Route 2, Box 369-AB 
Hamlet 28345 
Mrs. E. F. Billingsley 
Box 4 

Polkton 28135 
Robert Wright 
6823 April Lane 
Charlotte 28212 
Darwin G. Moore 
Route 1, Box 171 
Huntersville 28078 






MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



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Churches 

Huntersville 



Clerk of Session 

J. E. Pait 
Box 1 
Huntersville 28078 



Indian Hill J. W. Morgan 

RFD #2 
Stanfield £2fi/l> % 

Indian Trail J. W. Shaffer 

301 Hwy. No. 1362 
Matthews 28105 

Johnston Memorial C. J. Miller 

3405 Benard Avenue 
Charlotte 28206 

Lee Park John D. Williams 

RFD #1 
Monroe J2f//Q 

Locust M. E. Smith 

Macedonia Paul O'Quinn 

Route 1 
Biscoe 27209 

Mallard Creek Harry S. Kirk 

Route 10, Box 491 
Charlotte 28213 

Marks Creek C. O. McRae 

Route 1, Box 10 
Hamlet 28345 

Marshville Dr. C. A. Bolt 

P. O. Box 368 
Marshville 28103 

Marston A. W. McKay 

Route 1, Box 40 
Marston £? g 3i% 

Matthews J. W. Russell 

P. O. Box 234 
Matthews 28105 

McGee John Sides 

336 Fielding Rd. 
Charlotte 28210 

McLean Ralph D. Lovin 

Route 1 
Ellerbe 28338 

McQuay John R. Litaker 

6601 Elmwood Circle 
Charlotte 28212 

Memorial Donald R. Ross 

Route 5, Box 1003 
Charlotte 28208 
Monroe First D. B. Gettys 

1408 Griffith Rd. 
Monroe 28110 



Treasurer 

Charles Holbrook 
Box 145 

Huntersville 28078 
(Receiving) 
Alex Barnette 
Route 2, Box 489 
Huntersville 28078 
(Disbursing) 
Lewis Lambert 
RFD #2 pu # 

Stanfield <*<j/C 3l 
James Yarborough 
Route 1 

Indian Trail 28979 
I. V. Shaffer 
3407 Benard Avenue 
Charlotte 28206 
Charles E. Williams 
Route 1 
Monroe 28110 
Craven C. Barbee 
43 Tulip S. W. Street 
Concord <%?£>£ T* 
Daniel J. McCaskill 
Route 1, Box 38 
Candor 27229 
James H. Wilson 
Rt. 7, Box 706 
Charlotte 28213 
M. C. McRae 
Route 1, Box 9 
Hamlet 28345 
G. O. Perkins 
Box 301 

Marshville 28103 
Mrs. B. H. Beacham 
Marston ^^3i3 
28363 ^ 

D. R. Cofer 
Route 1, Box 341 
Bubbling Well Road 
Matthews 28105 
J. Ross Kistler 
1125 James St. 
Charlotte 28214 
Mrs. J. D. McLean 
Route 1 
Ellerbe 28338 
Frank M. Felker, Jr. 
3712 Rogers Street 
Charlotte 28208 
Dean Auten 
Route 5, Box 1047 
Charlotte 28208 
G. D. Pierce 
P. O. Box 6 
Monroe 28110 



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MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Morven John N. Wall V. L. Wall, Jr. 

Rt. 1, Box 113 Route 1, Box 109 

Morven 28119 Morven 28119 

Mt. Carmel Lee Mclnnis Joe Comer 

Route 1 Box 234 

Ellerbe 28338 Ellerbe 28338 

Mt. Gilead George T. McAulay J. E. Poe 

310 W. Allenton St. Box 55 

Mt. Gilead 27306 Mt. Gilead 27306 

Mulberry Frank L. Marshall Wilson Haney 

5412 Tuckaseegee Rd. 2617 Moores Park Drive 

Charlotte 28208 Charlotte 28214 

Myers Park Earl Arthurs David Sachsenmaier 

1218 Johnston Bldg. 701 Colville Road -# 

Charlotte 28202 Charlotte cgfjZfi / 

Newell P. J. Caudle W. D. Poteat 

Route 11, Box 313-X P. O. Box 21 

Charlotte 28213 Newell 28126 

New Salem Oscar L. Efird C. C. Moore 

Route 2 Route 2 

Marshville 28103 Marshville 28103 

Norman D.T.Warner John Gallimore 

Norman, N. C. 28367 Norman, N. C. 28367 

Norwood Glendale S. Thompson J. P. Hatley 

Box 121 Norwood 28128 
Norwood 28128 

Oakboro E. P. Stewart Mrs. Edith McLendon 

Box 272 

Oakboro 28129 Oakboro 28129 

Pageland Sammy Snipes Mrs. George A. Douglas 

Route 2 Box 224 

Pageland, S. C. 29728 Pageland, S. C. 29728 

Park Avenue James W. Terry Louise Dobbins 

121 Woodland Avenue Roberdell Road 

Rockingham 28379 Rockingham 28379 

Paw Creek F. E. Michael Tom A. Kerns 

Route 6, Box 580-G, 221 Kingsway Circle 

Charlotte ^/^/tf Charlotte 28214 

Pee Dee C. W. Ussery Mrs. C. W. Ussery 

Route 3 Route 3 

Mt. Gilead 27306 Mt. Gilead 27306 

Philadelphia Ray H. Waltman James M. Lonon 

Route 3, Box 442 Route 1, Box 540 

Matthews 28105 Charlotte 28205 

Pineville Reid Rogers James T. Deal 

3016 Spring Valley P. O. Box 272 

Road Pineville 28134 
Charlotte 28210 

Plaza Adrian E. Aman Albert A. Renaud 

1405 Morningside Dr. P. O. Box 9033 

Charlotte 28205 Charlotte 28205 

Pleasant Hill Clyde D. Armstrong, JrJ. L. Robinson 

Route 1 „ Route 1 

Pineville £A&*f Pineville 28134 

Providence John R. McKee Richard A. Hudson, Jr. 

218 S. Laurel Avenue Route 3 

Charlotte 28207 Waxhaw 28173 



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Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Ramah Otis C. Gray J.W.Brown 

Route 2 Route 1 

Huntersville 28078 Huntersville, N. C. 28078 

Rehoboth F. A. Gordon Miss Hope Sims 

Box 274 Route 1 

Waxhaw 28173 Waxhaw 28173 

Ridgecrest Grover S. Furr Mrs. Paul Bowers 

Route 3 Route 3 

Albemarle 28001 Albemarle 28001 

Robinson V. H. Brawley S. L. Wallace 

Rt. 8, Box 295 Route 8, Box 278-A 

Charlotte 28205 Charlotte 28205 

Rockingham T. H. Wilson E. R. Silliman 

1416 Cumberland Cir. 128 Biltmore Drive 

Rockingham 28379 Rockingham 28379 

Rourk Alfred B. Smith Ralph G. Terry 

RFD 1, Ellerbe 122 West Temple Ave. 

28338 Rockingham 28379 

St. Andrews R. S. Wilkinson G. E. Schmid 

2319 Kenmore Avenue324 McDonald Avenue 

Charlotte^ j£?^«* Charlotte 28203 

St. Giles Cliff Deal Ed Barnette 

4033 Rutherford Drive 2027 Emerywood Drive 

Charlotte 28210 Charlotte 28210 

St. John Hugh M. Wells Tommy L. Griggs 

4814 Lyerly Dr. 5520 Kerry Lane 

Charlotte 28205 Charlotte 28205 

St. Paul W. F. Haigler, Jr. S. H. Long, Jr. 

614 Nottingham Dr. 2504 Laburnum Avenue 

Charlotte 28211 Charlotte 28205 

Salem J. Lyndon Tice Mrs. Eddie Lee Sikes 

Route 1 Route 1 

Marshville 28103 Pageland, S. C. 29728 

Sardis Kent T. Patterson C. B. Baird, Sr. 

6701 E. Independence 5700 Sardis Road 

Charlotte 28212 Charlotte 28211 

Seigle Avenue Roy L. Gardner Michael E. Gheesling 

5021 Milford Road 2138 Chesterfield Ave. 

Charlotte ^.fZ/6 Charlotte 28204 

Selwyn Avenue Carlos D. Jennings J. H. Major 

2122 Hassell Place 4718 Longwood Drive 

Charlotte 28209 Charlotte 28209 

Sharon W. H. Riddle W.T.Stanford 

4809 Carmel Park Dr. 3100 Sharon View Rd. 

Charlotte 28211 Charlotte 28211 

Siler A. G. Davis W. Patterson Keels 

Route 2 . *~ Route 6 

Matthews JZ<f/dlk Monroe 28110 

Six Mile Creek 

Smallwood C. O. Wall, Jr. G,~Q, Waiy^r 

P. O. Box 8503 P. -e. Box 0503 

Charlotte 28208 Charlotte, N, -C-2£208 ^ , 

UuvuUM^ At A** 



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Churches Clerk of Session 

South Tryon Curtis J. Parker, Sr. 

2420 S. Tryon St. 
Charlotte 28203 

Star J.F.Allen 

Box 8 
Biscoe 27209 

Steele Creek Richard F. Bigham 

Route 3, Box 390 
Charlotte 28210 

Stephenson W. M. Pressley 

Route 1 

Indian Trail 28079 

Sugaw Creek T. W. Hunter 

1711 W. SugawCr. Rd. 
Charlotte 28213 

Third H. J. Auten 

2054 Greenway Ave. 
Charlotte 28204 

Thomasboro Woodrow S. McClure 

141 Bradford Drive 
Charlotte ^Lf^S 

Trinity E. L. Horton 

2139 Malvern Road 
Charlotte 28207 

Troy S. H. McCall, Jr. 

Box 666, *msl I 
Troy ^737/ 

Turner C. H. Biggers 

RFD #5 
Monroe 28110 

Unionville E. J. Braswell 

Route 2 
Monroe 28110 

Wadesboro David C. Parker 

Southpark Drive 
Wadesboro 28170 

Walkersville Robert L. McCain 

Route 2 
Waxhaw 28173 

Waxhaw T. R. Nisbet 

Box 217 
Waxhaw 28173 

Westminster Philip R. Hedrick 

2810 Wintergreen Dr. 
Charlotte 28211 

Westover Hills Lake Richey 

4214 Waterbury Dr. 
Charlotte 28209 

Williams Memorial . . H. G. Stancil 

Route 11, Box 605 
Charlotte 28213 

Wilmore W. Paul Costner 

1715 S. Tryon St. 
Charlotte 28203 



Treasurer 

Miss Jannelle M. Drayton 
3109 Cricketeer Drive 
Charlotte J?jt£t*f- 
J. G. Britt, Jr. 
Star 27356 

Lee G. Sanburg 

Route 4, Box 471-D 

Charlotte 28208 

Will Kimbrell 

Route 1 t 

Indian Trail ^0 i 

Thomas E. Hough 

6335 Barcliff Dr. 

Charlotte 28212 

R. W. Moore 

3021 Rosehill Drive 

Charlotte 28205 

B. H. Long 

252 W. LaPorte Drive 

Charlotte 28214 

Thomas M. Moore 

1911 Cloister Drive 

Charlotte 28211 

P. A. Holt 

330 N. Russell Street 

Troy £737/ 

George W. Simpson 

RFD 5 

Monroe 28110 

Mrs. E. J. Braswell 

Route 2 

Monroe 28110 

W. L. Wildermuth 

216 S. Rutherford St. 

Wadesboro ^/7^ 

Knox McCain 

Route 2 

Waxhaw 28173 

Robert Davis 

P. O. Box 4 

Waxhaw 28173 

Howard Carter 

P.O. Box 17654 

Charlotte 28211 

Mrs. George Anderson 

5726 Londonderry Road 

Charlotte 28208 

Don P. Brown 

Route 9, Box 402 

Charlotte 28208 

H. F. Porter 

701 Montford Drive 

Charlotte 28209 



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Adjourned Meeting 
of Mecklenburg Presbytery 



Myers Park Presbyterian Church 
Charlotte, North Carolina 
November 28, 1967 

On the above date and at the above place the Mesklenburg 
Presbytery met unofficially at 10:00 a.m. with sister presby- 
teries: the First Presbytery of the First Synod of the A.R.P. 
Church, and the Catawba Presbytery of the U. P. U.S.A. Church. 
This was in response to actions taken at the October Meetings 
of the respective presbyteries. 

Worship began at 10:30 a.m., and the Rev. Dr. Frank H. 
Caldwell, Presbytery of Mecklenburg, preached on "The Road 
To Unity". This was followed by celebration of the Lord's 
Supper presided over by the Rev. Thomas A. Jenkins and the 
Rev. Cordell Kennedy of the Catawba Presbytery, assisted by 
Ruling Elders of the three presbyteries. 

Following lunch together, provided by the host church, 
Myers Park, the Presbyteries reassembled. The Johnson C. 
Smith Vocal Ensemble rendered several selections, after which 
the Rev. Oscar McLeod, U.P.U.S.A. Church, addressed the 
group on "The Inner City". 

An audio-visual presentation of the strengths and weak- 
ness of Presbyterianism in the Charlotte area was strikingly 
presented. The Presbyteries then met separately for official 
business. 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg was called to order by 
the Moderator, Ruling Elder George O. Stoval, Albemarle First, 
and Presbytery stood in prayer. 

The Rev. Oren Moore, Jr. was made Stated Clerk pro tern 
in the absence of the Rev. Malcolm R. Williamson. 

A quorum being present, Presbytery was enrolled as fol- 
lows: (* denotes attendance at the October Meeting) 

Ministers: *Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, Dwight L. Barker, *James 
P. Barksdale, *J. A. Beard, *Paul W. Beazley, *Harry H. Bryan, 



18 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

*Thomas C. Bryan, Frank H. Caldwell, *01iver Carmichael, *M. A. 
Cochrane, *Edward B. Cooper, *Tom A. Cutting, Jr., *Herbert W. 
Dale, *G. Eliot Dixon, *Daniel L. Durway, *Paul H. Felker, *James E. 
Fogartie, *John Handley, *Fred Harmon, *V. E. Hartsell, *A. R. 
Hendricks, *Robert F. Henry, Jr., *Fred C. Holder, *Q. N. Huneycutt, 
Paul A. Home, *Robert J. James, *Frank S. Jones, *Russell M. Kerr, 
*J. C. Laughlin, *Paul R. Leonard, *Tom A. MacLean, Angus G. Mc- 
Innis, *John H. McVay, *Carl S. Miller, *Oren Moore, Jr., *Zane M. 
Moore, *A. J. Morrison, *W. D. Morton, *Bob E. Murdock, *Charles 
M. Murray, *French B. O'Shields, Jr., R. S. Owens, Jr., *H. Louis 
Patrick, *Eugene P. Poe, *M. B. Prince, Jr., *R. H. Ramey, *Glenn B. 
Robinson, *Henry S. Robinson, *Thomas B. Ruff, H. Howard Smith, 
*William A. Stewart, Jr., *E. Lee Stoffel, *J. W. Stork, *James G. 
Stuart, ^Marshall E. Tobias, *A. Leslie Thompson, *E. T. Thompson, 
Jr., *Leonard W. Topping, Robert Turner, *Carl T. Uzzell, *Eldon D. 
Wadsworth, J. E. Wayland, Jr., David E. Wilkinson, *T. Duke Williams, 
*Francis M. Womack, *Robert S. Woodson. (66) 

Ruling Elders: Albemarle First, George O. Stoval, (Moderator); 
Charlotte: Amity, T. H. Donaldson; Carmel, *Bob L. McQuay; Cooks 
Memorial, E. E. White; Forest Hill, H. Brian Cheyne; Mulberry, Frank 
L. Marshall; Myers Park, Neil Whitlock; Paw Creek, Howard McCord; 
Plaza, *James M. Shinn; St. Giles, Thomas B. White; St. John, James 
O. Brady; Selwyn Avenue, *Robert B. Brannan; Thomasboro, W. H. 
Baker; Trinity, W. M. Archer, Jr.; Westminster, *J. C. Plaxco; West- 
over Hills, *Sanford Grant; Huntersville, Irwin R. Vance; Ellerbe 
First, *D. R. McAskill; Pineville, J. R. Miller, Sr.; Providence, J. W. 
Hattersley; Waxhaw, B. E. Hudson. 

Undesignated Elders: Charlotte: L. F. Miller, Marvin D. Clark, 
Joseph E. Allen, G. R. Summerville; Wadesboro, Mrs. Tom Wall, 
Sr. (27) 

The Rev. Oren Moore, Jr., presented the recommendations 
of the "Pan Presbyterian Committee", and Presbytery adopted 
all four of them. 

Proposed Guidelines for Increased Cooperation 
And Unity in the PAN-PRESBYTERIAN FAMILY 

AIMS: 1. To give clearer expression to the oneness of Christ 
Church; 

2. To express more fully the unity and fellowship possible 

within the great Presbyterian family; 

3. Better stewardship of our resources through concerted 

effort 

A. When Presbyteries, Classes, or Synods in a given area are of ap- 
proximate equal strength: 

1. Initiative may be taken by either body; if the one body does not 
hear from the corresponding body of the other denomination in 
its area, it should take the initiative. 

2. Mutual respect must govern all developments. 

3. Possible areas of cooperation: 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 19 



a. Fellowship among ministers and their families; 

b. Joint fellowship and discussion for laymen and ministers; 

c. Joint programming — particularly in areas of worship, social 
action, evangelism, and education; 

d. Sharing of services and expenses thereof; 

e. Joint approach to strategy for planning; 

f. Youth camps and conferences, men and women's work; 

g. United parishes in rural areas, suburbia, and the city. 

B. When a Presbytery, Classes, or Synod is much larger or smaller 
than another, etc. 

1. Initiative should be taken by the larger body; if the smaller body 
does not hear from the larger body in its area, it should make 
contact. 

2. The larger body must be sensitive to the psychological problem 
of size experienced by the smaller body. Mutual respect must 
govern all developments. 

3. Possible areas of cooperation: same as above. 

C. When a Minister and/or Congregation is isolated from its own 
Judicatory; 

1. Each judicatory should invite ministers and isolated congrega- 
tions of other Presbyterian denominations to join in all its ac- 
tivities. Because the judicatories may not be aware of isolated 
ministers and congregations of other denominations, such min- 
isters and congregations should approach such judicatory. 

2. Mutual respect must govern all developments. It is recognized 
that congregations will have financial obligations to their own 
judicatories, so their financial participation in sister judicatories 
may be minimal. 

3. Possible areas of cooperation: same as A above. 

4. Eventual possible integration into judicatory life as an "asso- 
ciated" congregation or union church. 

D. Corporate Institutions, Homes for the Aged, A. A. A., and Colleges. 
RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the first order of Presbytery Business be to appoint a 
CORE GROUP of five members to form, with similar groups from the 
other Presbyteries, a JOINT PRESBYTERIAN COMMITTEE, which 
will bring specific recommendations to subsequent meetings of the 
Presbytery. The executives of the Presbytery will be Ex Officio 
members of such Core Group. 

2. Such JOINT PRESBYTERIAN COMMITTEE will elect its 
chairman, secretary, treasurer; such operating expenses as needed 
shall be provided by the participating Presbyteries. 

3. That each Presbytery excuse its Core Group from this meeting 
for an organizational Meeting of the JOINT PRESBYTERIAN COM- 
MITTEE. 



20 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

4. That THE JOINT COMMITTEE function and make recom- 
mendation according to the Proposed Guidelines above. 

After conferring with the other presbyteries as to number, 
on motion Presbytery had the Moderator appoint and assign 
to classes three Ministers and three Ruling Elders. The Com- 
mittee on Nominations will nominate to class each year. 
Class of 1970 — the Rev. Oren Moore, Jr., and Joseph Grier, 

Charlotte First. 

Class of 1969 — the Rev. William A. Stewart, Jr., and Dr. Harvey 
Johnston, Trinity. 

Class of 1968 — the Rev. Francis M. Womack, Jr., and Mrs. 
Ernest B. Hunter, Covenant. 

The Moderator announced that the next meeting of Pres- 
bytery would be held at the First Church, Albemarle, on 
January 23, 1968. 

It was announced that Ruling Elder R. A. Willis had been 
critically injured at Chapel Hill, N. C, and he was remember- 
ed in the closing prayer. 

On motion the clerk was instructed to send letters, of ap- 
preciation to: the Vocal Ensemble of Johnson C. Smith Uni- 
versity, the Rev. Francis M. Womack and the Rev. L. L. Dat- 
tler, A.R.P., and to the host Pastor, James E. Fogartie. 

The Minutes were read and approved, and Presbytery ad- 
journed following prayer by the Rev. Robert Turner. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Oren Moore, 

Stated Clerk, pro tern 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 21 

The Two Hundred Fifty-Ninth 

Stated Meeting of 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 

First Presbyterian Church 
January 23, 1968 
Albemarle, North Carolina 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg was called to order on the 
above date at 9:00 A.M. in the First Presbyterian Church, Al- 
bemarle, North Carolina, by the retiring Moderator, Ruling 
Elder George O. Stovall, who then led the Presbytery in prayer. 
Mr. Stovall led the Presbytery in a Devotional Service based 
on Matthew 25:31. 

The Stated Clerk announced to the Moderator that a 
quorum was present, and the Presbytery proceeded to the 
business at hand. 

Presbytery was enrolled as follows: 

The Roll 

Enrollment — The following were present or enrolled during the 
meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers — Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, Dwight L. Barker, James P. 
Barksdale, J. Arthur Beard, James Biggers, John W. Bolton, Harry H. 
Bryan, Thomas C. Bryan, Leonard H. Bullock, Oliver W. Carmichael, 
John A. Carriker, Walter Clark, M. A. Cochrane, Edward B. Cooper, 
R. W. Cousar, Kenneth P. Craig, Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., G. E. Dixon, 
Daniel L. Durway, Paul H. Felker, Roscoe B. Fisher, T. V. Fisher, 
James E. Fogartie, Frederick Griffie, John M. Handley, Fred J. 
Harmon, V. E. Hartsell, A. Rudolph Hendricks, Robert F. Henry, Jr., 
Horace Hilton, Jr., Fred C. Holder, Paul A. Home, Shelton A. Hutchi- 
son, Dr. Q. N. Huneycutt, W. J. Huneycutt, Robert J. James, W. H. 
Jarrett, David B. Jenkins, Frank S. Jones, A. M. Keith, David C. 
Kennedy, Russell M. Kerr, Charles E. S. Kraemer, Wilbur D. Kuenzli, 
John C. Laughlin, J. Cecil Lawrence, Paul R. Leonard, J. R. McAlpine, 
III, Angus G. Mclnnis, T. W. MacLean, W. B. McSwain, John H. Mc- 
Vay, Frank Mayes, Carl S. Miller, Oren Moore, Jr., Zane M. Moore, 
A. Jackson Morrison, W. D. Morton, Bob E. Murdock, Charles M. 
Murray, F. B. O'Shields, Jr., Douglas L. Paulson, James O. Pitts, 
Eugene P. Poe, M. B. Prince, Jr., Robert W. Rayburn, Glenn B. Rob- 
inson, Henry S. Robinson, J. S. Russell, Jr., James H. Sell, Jr., James 
E. Sewell, Howard Smith, John Smylie, Lee Stoffel, J. W. Stork, James 



22 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Stuart, William A. Stewart, Jr., A. Leslie Thompson, E. T. Thompson, 
Jr., Paul P. Thrower, M. E. Tobias, Leonard W. Topping, Fred P. 
Turner, Robert Turner, Joseph Henry Johnson Vernon, Eldon D. Wads- 
worth, W. M. Walsh, J. E. Wayland, Jr., Roy F. Whitley, David E. 
Wilkinson, Malcolm Williamson, T. Duke Williams, Edward C. Wilson, 
Francis M. Womack, Robert Woodson, W. G. Workman. 

Ministers Excused — Warner L. Hall, Leighton S. Ford, Francis 
Alston, David Boyce, Betts Huntley, Leland A. Richardson, Tom A. 
Cutting, Jr., David C. Hambrick, Jr., Charles L. McDonald, Paul W. 
Beazley, William K. Leach, J. Daniel Zeluff, Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., 
Fred R. McAlister, Robert S. Owens, Jr., Robert H. Ramey, Jr., Frank 
H. Caldwell, Carl T. Uzzell. 

Ministers Unexcused — H. Louis Patrick, Neely McCarter. 

Ministers Granted Permission to Leave Presbytery — Robert F. 
Henry, Jr., Francis Womack, W. G. Workman, A. Jackson Morrison, 
Thomas W. MacLean. 

Ruling Elders Present — James P. Sifford, Albemarle-First; Tom 
Owens, Albemarle Road; J. D. Helms, Sr., Altan; R. T. Howard, Amity; 
A. C. Gardner, Badin; C. M. Snyder, W. H. Belk; Wilson Knox, Bethel; 
Hugh Harper, Bethlehem; D. J. McCaskill, Biscoe; E. W. Flowers, 
Caldwell Memorial; Dr. A. A. McDuffie, Candor; Al Weigle, Carmel; 
John M. Hayes, Central Steele Creek; James A. White, Charlotte-First; 
Allen Estridge, Clanton Memorial; Charles Baker, Commonwealth; 
Garmon C. McCall, Cooks Memorial; H. K. Sledge, Jr., Elbert Todd, 
John C. Bradley, Covenant; Mrs. William Wylie, East; John W. Con- 
der, Eastminster; D. C. Parsons, Ellerbe; G. T. Brown, First Union; 
Charles A. Hunter, Forest Hill; M. E. Brattain, Indian Hill; T. A. 
Biggers, Indian Trail; Delmar Steinbeck, Hamlet; Hamer Leach, 
Hickory Grove; George Alexander, Hopewell; W. Bain Vance, Hunters- 
ville; George Coonrod, Johnston Memorial; Robert L. Smith, Locust; 
M. M. Hill, McLean; M. E. Dellinger, McQuay Memorial; J. M. 
Alexander, Mallard Creek; A. P. Williams, Marks Creek; George 
Bryson, Marsh ville; J. W. Russell, Matthews; J. E. Auten, Memorial; 
M. B. Honey cutt, Monroe-First; Lee Mclnnis, Mt. Carmel; L. M. 
Crowell, Mt. Gilead; Joe H. Sadler, Mulberry; K. Martin Waters, Jr., 
A. Walton Litz, Myers Park; Robert T. Godley, Newell; Ray Morgan, 
New Salem; R. T. Talbert, Norman; Oscar Byrd, Norwood; Warren 
Ross, Oakboro; Ray Yandle, Pageland; T. A. Guiton, Jr., Park Avenue; 
Ted Campbell, Paw Creek; H. B. Forbis, Jr., Philadelphia; R. G. 
Paden, Pineville; Albert D. Leopold, Plaza; C. L. Choate, Pleasant 
Hill; Joe W. Hattersley, Providence; Otis C. Gray, Ramah; Hoyle 
Moyle, Ridgecrest; V. Howard Brawley, Robinson; John L. McLean, 
Rockingham-First; Royce Stutts, Rourk; Lawrence Phillips, Salem; 
Hazel L. Craig, Sardis; Richard Foard, Selwyn Ave.; Michael E. 
Gheesling, Seigle Avenue; Harold Plyler, Siler; W. Frank Black, 
Sharon; Mrs. B. M. Folk, Saint Andrews; Rex Hoffman, St. Giles; 
R. Belk Hovis, St. John; Frank L. Brooks, St. Paul; Marvin D. Clark, 
Steele Creek; Carl Simpson, Stephenson; Napoleon Brown, Small- 
wood; Mrs. Annie N. Davis, South Tryon; Wade R. Todd, Sugaw 
Creek; Harrill L. Gray, Thomasboro; Charles E. Moore, Jr., Trinity; 
S. H. McCall, Jr., Troy; Jackie H. Baucom, Unionville; Tom Wall, Sr., 
Wadesboro-First; Daniel M. Price, Walkersville; H. D. McLaughlin, 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 23 

Waxhaw; Philip R. Hedrick, Westminster; Ira Verble, Westover Hills; 
A. E. Dresser, Williams Memorial; H. F. Porter, Wilmore. 

Churches Unexcused — Amay James, Banks, Benton Heights, 
Bethany, Beulah, Camden, Cameronian, Camp Greene, Cornelius, 
Hawley Memorial, First Union, Lee Park, Macedonia, Marston, McGee, 
Morven, Mt. Carmel, Pee Dee, Six Mile Creek, Star, Third. 

Ruling Elders Granted Permission to Leave Presbytery — V. H. 

Brawley, Albert D. Leopold, George M. Coonrod. 

Elders representing their respective sessions for the first 
time were accredited and welcomed to the Court. 

Oren Moore, Jr. and G. E. Dixon were made Clerks Pro 
Tern. Miss Annette Bullard, the Stated Clerk's Secretary, was 
presented to the Court. 

Rev. J. S. Russell, Jr., the Host Pastor, welcomed the Court. 
A printed history of the First Presbyterian Church, Albemarle, 
was distributed. 

Docket. Mr. Russell presented the Docket which was ap- 
proved as amended, setting the lunch recess from 12:30 to 
1:30 P.M. 

THE DOCKET 

1. Convening of Presbytery by Moderator George Stovall. 

2. Memorials. 

3. Enrollment. 

4. Election of Moderator — The Rev. William Stewart, Jr., Moderator- 
Nominee. 

5. Report of Committee on Arrangements by Host Pastor, Rev. J. S. 
Russell. 

6. Appointment of Standing Committees. 

1. Bills and Overtures. 

2. Judiciary. 

3. Records of Presbytery. 

4. Attendance. 

5. Resolutions. 

7. Communications. 

8. Reports of Executive and Permanent Committees. 
Special Order 

A. 11:00 A.M. until adjournment for lunch. 

(1) Partial Report — Commission on Minister and His Work. 

(2) Christian Action. 

(3) Higher Christian Education. 

B. Fourth Order after lunch — Evangelism. 

(1) Presbytery's Council (2) Ministerial Education (3) Christian 



24 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Education (4) Higher Education (5) Sessional Records (6) 
Church Extension (7) TRAV (8) Christian Action (9) Ex- 
amination (10) Nominations for Commissioners. 

9. Reports of Commissions. 

1. The Minister and His Work. 

2. Other Commissions. 

10. Reception of Candidates and Ministers (Third Order after lunch). 

11. Calls for Pastors and Supplies. 

12. Reports of Treasurers. 

13. Presentation of Statistical Report to General Assembly. 

14. Reports of Standing Committees. 

15. Nomination of Moderator (First Order after lunch). 

16. Election of Commissioners to General Assembly (Second Order 
after lunch). 

17. Unfinished Business. 

18. New Business. 

19. Place of Next Meeting. 

20. Reading and adoption of Minutes. 

21. Adjournment with Apostolic Benediction. 

Moderator 

Rev. William A. Stewart, Jr., Moderator-Nominee, was 
elected Moderator by acclamation. 

Standing Committees 

The Moderator appointed the following Standing Com- 
mittees: 

Bills and Overtures: Rev. James P. Barksdale, Jr., Rev. 
John M. Handley, Elder Albert D. Leopold, Plaza. 

Judiciary: Rev. Malcolm R. Williamson, Elders: D. C. Par- 
sons, Ellerbe; W. Frank Black, Sharon. 

Records of Presbytery: Rev. Fred P. Turner, Elders: D. J. 
McCaskill, Biscoe; John C. Bradley, Covenant. 

Attendance: Rev. E. T. Thompson, Jr., Elders: Richard 
Foard, Selwyn Avenue; C. M. Snyder, W. H. Belk. 

Resolutions: Rev. A. Rudolph Hendricks, Elders: Walter P. 
Welch, Locust; Rom Owens, Albemarle Road. 

Communications 

The Stated Clerk presented the following communications 
which were referred or disposed of as stated: 



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1. Requests to be excused from Presbytery: referred to 
Standing Committee on Attendance. 

2. Invitation from Central Steele Creek Presbyterian 
Church to be host for the April Meeting of Presbytery. Ac- 
cepted. 

3. Invitation from the First Presbyterian Church, Hamlet, 
to entertain Presbytery at the October 1968 Meeting. Accepted. 

Letter from J. A. Pippin, Clerk of Session, First Church, 
Rockingham, stating that on November 6, 1967 God in His in- 
finite wisdom called our faithful Brother, Elder, Frank Mc- 
Leod. First Church, Rockingham, to his Glorious Fellowship. 
The Session expressed thanks to God for his life and interest 
in the work of the Church. To his wife, Sadie Covington Mc- 
Leod, the sympathy of the Session. 

Rev. Malcolm Williamson asked Presbvtery for permission 
to labor outside bounds of Presbytery for four months in 
Wellington, New Zealand. This was granted. 

On Motion. Presbytery stood in recognition and apprecia- 
tion of Rev. Malcolm Williamson's long service as Stated Clerk. 

Report Of Presbytery's Council To 
Mecklenburg Presbytery 

This Report was made by The Rev. Fred C. Holder, Chair- 
man. 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

I. Communications 

(1) Communication from The Joint Committee, The Reformed 
Church in America and The Presbyterian Church in the U. S., 
that the date for accepting advice and counsel from Classes 
and Presbyteries has been extended to January 31 was read 
and received as information. 

(2) A communication from Dr. Harold Dudley, Treasurer Synod 
of North Carolina, showing a deficit for Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery in the amount of $16,852.94 according to the acceptance 
of Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

(3) Communication from Dr. Harold Dudley requesting names of 
a minister and an elder to serve at the conference to consider 
restructuring Synods and Presbyteries was referred to the 
Nominations Committee. 

II. Motion was made and approved that Executive Secretary-Stated 
Clerk, and all other Committee Treasurers, be authorized and in- 
structed to submit to Central Treasurer balances left over from 
all Committees and Treasuries. 



26 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

III. Reports 

Various reports were received and recommended for presentation 
to Presbytery: (1) Special Committee on Evangelism (2) Christian 
Action Committee (3) Christian Education Committee (4) Church 
Extension Committee (5) TRAV (6) Commission on the Minister 
and His Work. 

IV. Recommendations 

(1) The Council joins the Church Extension Committee in re- 
commending that Locust be permitted to call their own min- 
ister. 

(2) Resolutions 

Resolution I 

The Council of Mecklenburg Presbytery, meeting December 
13, 1967, hereby adopts the following resolution: 

That Mecklenburg Presbytery, at its regular meeting Tues- 
day, January 23, 1968, elect four laymen and two ministers to 
serve as its members of the Board of Directors of Inter-Church 
Action, Inc.; that the Nominating Committee bring to the 
January 1968 meeting of Presbytery nominees for member- 
ship of said Board; that the terms of office shall be as follows: 
two laymen elected to terms of two years each; two laymen 
elected to a term of one year each; and one minister elected 
to a term of two years; and one minister elected to a term of 
one year; that all subsequent terms of office on the Board 
shall be two years each, staggered so that one-half of the 
terms of such offices shall commence with January. 

It is further resolved that these representatives of Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery shall serve with a similar number of repre- 
sentatives from the Council of Episcopal Churches of Char- 
lotte whose terms shall be commensurate with the terms of 
office of the representative of Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

It is further resolved that Presbytery's representatives shall 
report to Presbytery's Council or to the committee designated 
by Council, which for the year 1968 shall be the Church Ex- 
tension Committee. 

Presbytery hereby reaffirms its sponsorship and support of 
Inter-Church Action in the interest of witnessing in areas 
of deep concern which this program is designed to reach. 

Resolution II 
The Council of Mecklenburg Presbytery, meeting January 
12, 1968, hereby adopts the following resolution: 

That Mecklenburg Presbytery, at its regular meeting Tues- 
day, January 23, 1968, elect two laymen and two ministers to 
serve as its members of the Board of Directors of the Char- 
lotte Urban Ministry (Tenth Street Teen Center). That the 
Nominating Committee bring to the January, 1968 meeting of 
Presbytery nominees for membership of said Board; that the 
terms of office shall be as follows: One minister and one lay- 
man elected to a term of one year, and one minister and one 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 27 

layman to a term of two years. That all subsequent terms of 
office on the Board shall be two years each, staggered so that 
one-half of the representation of both laymen and ministers is 
elected annually at the October meeting of Presbytery; that 
the terms of such offices shall commence with January. 

(3) The Council recommends that the Business Fund Assessment 
be increased to $1.70 per capita for 1968 and this be presented 
to Presbytery. 

(4) Appointment of a Special Committee to study the committee 
structures of Presbytery — Names suggested: David Jenkins, 
Chairman, Robert Ramey, Jr., E. Lee Stoffel, John Handley, 
John E. Smylie, Randolph Norton, Mrs. Betty Clark, and 
Don Davidson. Motion was made and adopted that the above 
named be approved for this Committee and that Presbytery 
request these persons to serve. 

Slewardship 

Rev. John Handley presented the Stewardship Report 
which was recommended to Presbytery by the Council. Presby- 
tery expressed appreciation to Mr. Handley and to his Com- 
mittee for the excellent work which had been done. 

BUDGETED— BENEVOLENCES BUDGET— 1968 
MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

A. Evangelism Committee 
Projected Program: 

Workshop on Evangelism $ 500.00 

Survey of Evangelism in 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 100.00 

One church project — in depth by 

help of Committee 100.00 

Festival of Faith 725.00 

Miscellaneous Expenses 49.00 

Total Budget $ 1,474.00 

Sources of Income: 

Balance carried forward $ 725.90 

Presbytery's Budgeted Benevolences 749.00 $ 749.00 

Total $ 1,474.90 

B. Ministerial Education 
Projected Program: 

Grants in Aid to students $ 1,000.00 

"Under Care" 

Visiting Guidance Center and 

Miscellaneous expenses 372.70 

Total Budget $ 1,372.70 

Sources of Income: 

Balance carried forward $ 72.70 

Alexander Fund (Est.) 300.00 

Budgeted Benevolences (Presby.) 1,000.00 $ 1,000.00 

Total $ 1,372.70 



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C. Commission on the Minister and His Work 
Projected Program: 

1. Operational Expenses 

a. Postage (About 100 letters monthly) .... $ 75.00 

b. Telephone 100.00 

c. Stencils and paper 15.00 

d. Transportation 300.00 

e. Meals 130.00 

f. Stationery 30.00 

Total $ 650.00 

2. Discretionary Fund (Used to meet 
emergency situations in which minis- 
ter members of Prespytery have dire 
need of financial help. This fund is 

for "the honor of religion) $ 1,932.64 



Total Budget $ 2,582.64 

Sources of Income: 

Balance on Hand $ 1,082.64 

Budgeted Benevolences (Presby.) 1,500.00 $ 1,500.00 

Total $ 2,582.64 

D. Christian Education Committee 

E. Church Extension Committee 

F. Chapel Hill Sanctuary Fund (Unpaid balance on 
January 1961 pledge of $25,000 is: $5,553.95. It is 
proposed to pay $3,000.00 this year and $3,000.00 next 
year.) (At least in part repaying interest on 

delinquent payments) $ 3,000.00 

G. Presbytery's Council 

Projected Program: (Formerly under oversight 
of Christian Education and Church 
Extension Committees) 

1. The Mecklenburg Presbyterian $ 4,750.00 

2. Chaplains' Program 

a. Chaplain — David E. Wilkinson 

Salary $ 7,200.00 

Travel and Miscellaneous 1,500.00 

House Allowance 1,800.00 

Total ($10,500.00) 

(Presbyterian Hospital pays: 

80% or $8,400.00) 
Presbytery pays: 

20% or $ 2,100.00 

Hospital provides office space. 

Presbytery pays M. A. F. and Hospitalization 

M. A. F $ 1,050.00 

Hospitalization 254.25 

Total— Presbytery $ 3,404.25 

b. Associate Chaplain — Robert F. Henry, Jr. 

On Salary $ 4,000.00 

M. A. F 800.04 

Hospitalization 254.25 



Total Presbytery $ 5,054.29 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 29 

Banks Church pays $4,000.00 on salary and manse. 
(Associate Chaplain's Office in Myers Park Presbyterian 
Church) 

c. Secretary 

Salary and expenses $ 3,758.40 

(Hospital pays Vz and Presbytery Vz.) 

Total Presbytery $1,879.20 $ 1,879.20 

d. Miscellaneous 

Additional expenses, materials 

Conferences, etc $ 500.26 $ 500.26 

Chaplain's Total $10,837.74 $10,838.00 

Total under Council Supervision $15,588.00 

Summary of Requests and Approved Amounts 
Budgeted Benevolences — 1968 

Requested Approved 

A. Evangelism $ 750.00 $ 749.00 

B. Ministerial Education 2,000.00 1,000.00 

C. Commission on Minister and His Work .... 3,650.00 1,500.00 

D. Christian Education 38,888.30 29,250.00 

E. Church Extension 135,331.80 119,183.00 

F. Chapel Hill Sanctuary Fund 5,553.95 3,000.00 

G. Council: 

Mecklenburg Presbyterian * 4,750.00 4,750.00 

Chaplains ** 10,837.74 10,838.00 

Total $201,759.89 $170,270.00 

Adopted. 

^Formerly handled jointly by Christian Education and Church Ex- 
tension. 

**Formerly handled by Church Extension. 

CAMP STEWART BUDGET— 1968 
ADMINISTRATIVE: 

Salaries: 

Director $7,000.00 

Secretary (20 hr/wk-12 wk/hr) 1,500.00 

Caretaker 3,640.00 

Summer Assistant 1,000.00 

MANSE: 

Manse Payment 1,464.00 

Manse Repairs 500.00 

Other Expenses: 

Car Allowance 800.00 

Minister Annuity 1,000.00 

Social Security 500.00 

Group Insurance 461.00 

Office Supplies 500.00 

Postage 75.00 

Petty Cash 100.00 

Professional Expense 300.00 

Moving Expense 300.00 $19,140.00 



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Operations: 

Maintenance Asst. (L.G.) 600.00 

Insurance 1,000.00 

Power 1,500.00 

Heat 2,200.00 

Telephone 450.00 

Counselors 1,000.00 

Gasoline 150.00 6,900.00 

MAINTENANCE, SUPPLIES, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS: 

Pool Repairs 1,000.00 

Building Repairs 500.00 

Road Repairs 600.00 

Equipment 1,000.00 

Supplies 900.00 

Sewage Treatment 500.00 4,500.00 

TOTAL $30,540.00 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION BUDGET— 1968 
ADULT/LEADERSHIP: 

Charlotte Area School $ 1,500.00 

Charlotte 3 Division Workshops 1,500.00 

Union County 500.00 

Stanley/Montgomery 500.00 

Richmond/ Anson 500.00 

Interpersonal Relation Labs (4 scholarships) .... 300.00 

Institute of Advanced C.E 250.00 

Scholarships for CLC (20) 1,500.00 

Books for Scholarship People 50.00 

Postage and Transportation 150.00 $ 6,750.00 

HOME AND FAMILY: 

Scholarship to CLC (H & F Division) 75.00 

Ministers and Wives Retreat 150.00 

Local Church Training 150.00 

Division Workshop 100.00 

Sub-Committee Training 75.00 

Postage and Office Supplies 50.00 

Committee Expense 75.00 675.00 

CHILDREN'S WORK: 

Committee Expense 50.00 

Arts and Crafts Workshop 100.00 

Special Studies 75.00 

Division Chm. Training 50.00 

Postage and Publicity 50.00 325.00 

VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE: 

Vocational Workshop 150.00 

Committee Expense 41.78 191.78 

YOUTH WORK: 

Weekend Hangouts (2) and Theology 

Workshop 350.00 



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Summer Program 300.00 

Junior High Camps 

Senior High Workshop 
Committee Training and Expense 150.00 

(Regular Committee expense 

and overnight youth retreat) 

Presbytery Rallies 200.00 

Scholarships (Montreat CLC) 200.00 

Experimental Work 300.00 $ 1,500.00 

(To provide work camp for groups 
from different areas for contact) 

OTHERS: 

Men ; s Work 425.00 

DCE Office Expense 150.00 575.00 

TOTAL COMMITTEE EXPENSE $10,016.78 

PROPOSED 

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT NEEDS 

1968 

Architect $ 5,000.00 5,000.00 

SUMMARY OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION BUDGET (PROPOSED) 

Camp Stewart Budget $30,540.00 

Committee Expense Budget 10,016.78 

Capital Improvement Needs 5,000.00 

Expenditures from Registrars Fund 5,000.00 

TOTAL CHRISTIAN EDUCATION BUDGET $50,556.78 

SUMMARY OF INCOME FOR CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Income 1968 from Presbytery 29,250.00 

Balance $5,567.55 

Savings 5,000.00 

Savings Passbook 5,739.23 16,306.78 

Registration Fees 5,000.00 

50,556.78 

CHURCH EXTENSION BUDGET— 1968 

I. Sustentation 

W. H. Belk $ 1,300.00 

Albemarle Road 6,000.00 

East 12,000.00 

Memorial 6,000.00 

St. John (Building Program) 3,000.00 

Amay James 2,700.00 

South Tryon 3,000.00 

Seigle Avenue 6,000.00 

Smallwood 3,600.00 

Tentatively: 
Stephenson-Unionville 
Lee Park-Beulah 

and others $ 8,000.00 

$51,600.00 $ 51,600.00 



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II. Property repairs, Insurance, taxes 

Committee Operating expenses 10,000.00 10,000.00 

III. Inner City 

Charlotte Urban Ministry 3,000.00 

Neil Whitlock (Salary, Social 

Security, Withholding tax) 7,500.00 

Double Oaks (Child Care) 2,000.00 

William A. Stewart (travel) 1,200.00 

Inter-Church Action 11,000.00 

24,700.00 24,700.00 
(Suggested: $8,000.00 from 
Board of National Ministries 
to be divided equally between 
Charlotte Urban Ministry and 
Inter-Church Action.) 

IV. Field Representative 
Rev. Angus G. Mclnnis 

Salary $ 3,000.00 

Utilities 300.00 

Manse Allowance 900.00 

$ 4,200.00 4,200.00 

Car 300.00 

M.A.F 420.00 

720.00 720.00 

Total 4,920.00 4,920.00 

(Hospitalization paid through 
June 1968) 
V. Payment on Land 
Indian Trail Property 

On principal 10,690.00 

On interest 1,282.80 

11,972.80 11,972.80 
Albemarle, N. C. Property 
(7 acres) 

On principal 3,500.00 

On interest 639.00 

4,139.00 4,139.00 

Total Payment on 

Land 16,111.80 $ 16,111.80 

VI. Funds to be appropriated for 
Rockingham Area, Pineville 
land, etc 11,861.20 

Total appropriations for 1968 $119,193.00 

Lin addition receipts from Boyd Memorial 
Fund, Presbyterian Development Fund (if 
any), payment from Moore Estate (approxi- 
mately $1,300.00). Also, funds received 
from Church and Manse calls.] 

Adopted. 



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PRESBYTERY'S BUSINESS FUND BUDGET— 1968 

A. Office of Executive Secretary — Stated Clerk 

1. Executive Secretary — Stated Clerk 

a. Salary $ 8,000.00 

b. House Allowance 2,100.00 

c. Travel Allowance 1,800.00 

d. Utilities 1,000.00 

e. M. A. F 1,290.12 

f. Hospitalization 254.25 

2. Secretarial Help (Salary) 4,800.00 

Social Security 211.20 

Hospitalization 1 25. 00 

Substitute Secretary 600.00 

3. Stewardship Program 500.00 

4. Discretionary Fund 1,200.00 

5. Postage, Equipment, Equipment repair, 

materials, etc 1,000.00 

6. Presbytery Council Operation 600.00 

7. Expenses to Stated Clerk's Meeting 65.00 

Total Expenses $23,545.57 $23,545.57 

B. General Presbytery Expenses 

1. Synod Assessment $16,500.00 

2. General Assembly Assessment 9,547.72 

3. Entertainment of Presbytery 400.00 

4. Printing and mailing Minutes of 

Presbytery 2,500.00 

5. Miscellaneous 300.00 

6. Travel for Special Commission, etc 600.00 

Total expenses $29,847.72 

C. Office of the Central Treasurer 

1. Salaries: 

a. Baird $ 1,800.00 

b. Walsh 4,200.00 

c. Social Security 184.80 

d. Hospitalization (Walsh) 75.00 

2. Rent 1,000.00 

3. Phone 225.00 

4. Postage— $250; Supplies— $100; 

Miscellaneous— $50 400.00 

5. Office expenses 

a. Two desks 260 00 

Steno. Attachment 50.03 

b. Two chairs 100.00 

c. Table 102.50 

d. Check protector 150.00 

e. Four chairs 80.00 

f. Adding machine (used) 100.00 

g. Filing cabinet and Index 58.50 

h. Cabinet for supplies 54.00 

i. Hat and Coat rack, card index file 25.00 



Total $ 8,864.80 $ 8,864.80 



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Grand Total $62,258.09 

(Business Fund Assessment at $1.70 times 36 700 

members yields: $62,390.00 

Adopted. 

Report Of Christian Education Committee 

Rev. Paul Felker presented the Report on Christian Edu- 
cation. The Report was adopted. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE 
DECEMBER 12, 1967 

The Executive Committee of the Christian Education Committee 
of Mecklenburg Presbytery met Tuesday, December 12 at the Sardis 
Presbyterian Church, with the following present: James G. Stuart, 
Chairman; Jack Laughlin, Chairman of Camp Committee; Charles 
Murray, Chairman of Youth Work; Jean Ogilvie, Chairman of Chil- 
dren's Work; Jack Hamilton, Chairman of Adult /Leadership; Paul 
Felker. 1968 Chairman of the Christian Education Committee, and 
Virginia Jones. 

The following reports of 1967 programs were given: 

CHILDREN'S WORK 

1. Pre School and Elementary Division Chairman Training, Caldwell 
Memorial Presbyterian Church — March 5-7. 

2. Special Studies Preview, Covenant Presbyterian Church. Churches 
represented— 24; Enrollment: A.M.— 109; P.M.— 99. 

3. Training for Leaders of Leaders, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Oc- 
tober, 103. 

YOUTH WORK 

1. Church Vocation Conference, Richmond, Va., at UTS & PSCE, at- 
tended by 12 High School Seniors, March 31-April 2. 

2. "Hang Outs", Camp Stewart and Trinity Presbyterian Church, 100 
Y.P. at each, May and November. 

3. 2 — Junior High Camps, at Camp Stewart, total of 139 Y.P.; June 
and July. 

4. Senior High Conference, at Camp Stewart, 45 Y.P. present. August 
21-27. 

5. Young People of Mecklenburg in Work Camp in Kentucky, June 
10-17. 

6. Young People of Kentucky return visit of Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery, July 22-28. 

ADULT/LEADERSHIP 

Charlotte Area Leadership School — September 17-19 

8 classes offered — 50 churches represented — 397 enrollment 
Division Workshops — 

Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church — March 5-7 

32 Churches represented — 174 enrollment — Grades 1-6 

Trinity Presbyterian Church — October 1-3 

32 Churches represented — 261 enrollment — Pre- School — Adults 

Mulberry Presbyterian Church — October 15-17 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 35 

18 Churches represented — 143 enrollment — Pre-School — Adults 
Union County Leadership School — October 22-24 

One Class taught by Dr. Charles E. S. Kraemer, 100 enrollment 
Richmond, Anson Leadership School — September 24 & October 1 

4 Classes offered — 111 enrollment 

HOME AND FAMILY 

Minister and Wives Retreat, at Montreat, May 8 & 9. 

30 present. Very successful. 
Tri Presbytery Orientation for Home and Family Seminar for 

Concord-Mecklenburg-Kings Mountain Presbyteries April 11 

97 in attendance. 

Provided three leaders in Home and Family Workshop of N. C. 
Covenant Life Conference — July. 

Home and Family Seminars for Pastors, Montreat, October and 
November, 30 from this Presbytery in attendance. 

MEN'S WORK 

A successful fall rally was conducted in October with the Rev. 
Marshall Dendy, Moderator of the General Assembly, as speaker. 
Plans are being formulated for 1968. 

CAMPS 

Reports were made of the wide use of the camp in 1967 and dis- 
cussions were held on needed physical improvements. By unani- 
mous approval it was voted to extend a call to the Rev. Paul W. 
Beazley as Presbytery's Director of Retreat and Conference Pro- 
grams. Terms of the call were approved. A resolution of apprecia- 
tion was sent to Mrs. Jackie Womack for her faithful and able 
work as Administrator at Camp Stewart the past few years. 

OTHER 

Proposed program activities for 1968 were listed in Presbytery's 
Calendar. 

The Meeting was closed with prayer. 

WHAT'S AHEAD IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IN 1968 

January 18 — Council Women of Church, Mecklenburg Presby- 

tery, First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte 

21 — Synod Men's Council, Myers Park Presbyterian 
Church 

23 — Mecklenburg Presbytery, First Presby. Church, Al- 
bemarle 

27-31 — Charlotte Conference on Witness and Mission 

March 15-17— Adult Workshop, Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian 

Church 

27-28 — Mecklenburg Presbyterial, First Presby. Church, 
Albemarle 
31-April 2 — Division Workshop, 

April 9 — Mecklenburg Presbytery Men's Spring Rally 

16 — Mecklenburg Presbytery 



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16-20 — Camp Training, Camp Bethelwood, York, S. C. 
29-30— Special Studies Workshop— 7:30-9:30 P.M. 
30-May 1— Special Studies Workshop— 9:30-11:30 A.M. 

May — Ministers & Wives Retreat, Montreat 

June 4-5 — Synod of North Carolina, St. Andrews College, 

Laurinburg 

6-11 — General Assembly, Montreat 

14-16 — North Carolina Synod, Men's Conference, Montreat 

14-28 — Senior High Workshop, Camp Stewart 

16-21 — Consultant Service, Montreat 

17-21— N. C. Synodical Training School, Montreat 

21-23 — Church School Administration Conference, Mon- 
treat 

28-July 4 — North Carolina Covenant Life Conference, Mon- 
treat 

July 1-6 — 10th Grade Work Camp, Camp Stewart (Rising 10th 

Graders) 

8-13 — Junior High Conference, Camp Stewart (Rising 8 
& 9th Graders) 

10-16 — Women's Conference, Montreat 

15-20 — Junior Hi Conference, Camp Stewart (Rising 8 & 
9th Graders) 

18-23 — Music Conference, Montreat 

22-27 — Seventh Grade Camp, Camp Stewart (Rising 7th 
Graders) 

25-31 — World Mission Conference, Montreat 

August 1-7 — National Ministers Conference, Montreat 

September 22-24 — Charlotte Area Leadership School, Sardis, Presby. 

Church 

October 15 — Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Report of TRAV Commiltee 

Rev. Glenn B. Robinson reported for TRAV. He called to 
the attention of Presbytery that the Birthday Objective of the 
Women of the Church for 1968 is TRAV and that a film has 
been prepared and is available to churches. 

Report On The Commission On The Minister And His Work 

The Rev. E. Lee Stoffel presented the Report of this Com- 
mittee. 

Part I was admitted to record. 

Part II was adopted as follows: 

PART I. 
The following minutes of the Commission are submitted to the 
Presbytery for admission to the record: 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 37 

1. The Commission met at the Philadelphia Presbyterian Church 
on November 9, 1967, with Chairman Russell M. Kerr presiding. The 
meeting was opened with prayer by Teaching Elder Paul H. Felker. 
Other Commission members present were: Ruling Elders Horace Mc- 
Call and R. A. Willis and Teaching Elders Francis Alston, Tom A. 
Cutting, Jr., T. W. MacLean and (in an advisory capacity) J. Cecil 
Lawrence. 

The request of the Reverend Dr. A. B. Montgomery, Jr. (present- 
ed in person) for the dissolution of the pastoral relationship existing 
between him and the Caldwell Church in order that he might accept 
a call to the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Greenville, South 
Carolina, in the Presbytery of Enoree, was granted pending a report 
from the congregational meeting of the Caldwell Church to be made 
in person to a committee of the Commission appointed by the chair- 
man by a representative of the Caldwell Church, the effective date of 
dissolution to be November 26, 1967. The stated clerk of Presbytery 
was instructed to issue a letter of transfer for Dr. Montgomery. 

2. The Commission met at the First Presbyterian Church on Janu- 
ary 11, 1968, with Chairman T. W. MacLean presiding. The meeting 
was opened with prayer by Teaching Elder Eugene P. Poe. Other 
Commission members present were: Ruling Elder Jones Pharr and 
Teaching Elders E. Lee Stoffel and (in an advisory capacity) J. Cecil 
Lawrence. 

The Reverend Herbert Dale appeared in person, with Ruling El- 
der Childers of the Johnston Memorial Church, and requested the dis- 
solution of the pastoral relationship between himself and the Johnston 
Memorial Church in order that he might accept a call to the Associate 
Reformed Presbyterian Church of Huntersville, North Carolina. Elder 
Childers indicated the congregation, in a duly-called meeting, had 
concurred with Mr. Dale in his request. The request was granted and 
the Stated Clerk of the Presbytery directed to send a letter for Mr. 
Dale to the First Presbytery of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian 
Church, expressing appreciation for his service in Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery and commending him to the brethren of the First Presbytery. 

PART II 

A. The following calls for ministers who have been approved for 
a call to the respective churches have been reviewed and found in 
order: 

1. The call of the Commonwealth Church for the services of the 
Reverend John Vernon of Winston-Salem Presbytery. The terms of the 
call are: Salary $6,840; manse and utilities except telephone; travel and 
library $1,000; moving expenses from Winston-Salem to Charlotte: 
social security allowance; annuity and major medical insurance. 

2. The call of the Selwyn Avenue Church for the services of the 
Reverend Edward Cox Wilson of the Presbytery of Albemarle, as 
Associate Pastor. The terms of the call are: Salary $5,500, of which 
$750 is designated as manse expenses; a suitable manse and an annual 
utilities allowance of $480; automobile allowance, $500; 1Vi% An- 
nuity; major medical and group life insurance and an amount equal 
to social security payments; annual vacation of one-month; one-week 
per year for continuing education, seminars, conferences, etc., if 
needed; annual allowance of $100 for professional expenses including 



38 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

books; periodicals, etc., moving expenses. 

3. The call of the Wilmore Church for the services of the Rev- 
erend Robert W. Rayburn of Brazos Presbytery. Terms of the call are: 
Salary $7,000; manse; all utilities; $1,500 car expenses; $75 book fund; 
moving expenses; 10% Annuity, group insurance for pastor and 
family; one-month's vacation. 

4. The call of the Clanton Memorial Church for the services of 
the Reverend James O. Pitts, III, of the Presbytery of Louisiana. 
Terms of the call: Salary, $6 : 200; !Vz% M.A.F.; manse, manse expenses, 
including basic telephone, to be paid by the Church; 4-weeks vacation; 
moving expenses, major medical insurance. 

5. The call of Presbytery's Christian Education Committee for 
the services of the Reverend Paul Beazley, a member of Presbytery. 
Terms of the call are: Salary $7,000; manse; manse utilities exclusive 
of personal long distance telephone calls; up to $1,000.00 of salary 
designated as "housing allowance" for income tax purposes, major 
medical insurance; one-month's vacation; 10% Annuity; travel ex- 
penses up to $800. @ .10 per mile; an allowance of time and $300. for 
attending conferences and consultations on camping, including a 2- 
weeks conference at Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Janu- 
ary 16-27, 1968. The Director and his family to be welcome at meals 
and other facilities at Presbytery's camps. 

6. The request of the Bethany and Altan churches for one-year's 
extension of their call for the services of the Reverend Duke Williams 
as stated supply. Terms of the call the same as in the past except for 
an increase in salary of $600. 

7. The request of the Westminster Church for a year's extension 
of its call for the services as Assistant Minister of the Reverend Robert 
S. Woodson. Terms of the call to remain the same as in the past. 

8. The call of the Star Session for the services of the Reverend 
Robert Basham, Jr., of the Presbytery of Wilmington as Stated Supply 
for one-year, beginning June 1, 1968. Terms of the call: Salary $5,000 
plus room and meals. 

9. The request of the Session of the Smallwood Church for the 
reappointment of the Reverend Shelton Hutchison as Stated Supply 
for the year 1968. 

10. The call of the Park Avenue Church for the services of the 
Reverend Paul P. Thrower of Mecklenburg Presbytery. Terms of the 
call: Salary, $5,200, $600 travel allowance; major medical insurance; 
one-month's vacation; moving expenses; $350 utility allowance per 
year; 10% M.A.F. 

11. The call of the Plaza Church for the services as Associate 
Pastor of the Reverend Wilbur D. Kuenzli, of the Presbytery of Bra- 
zos. Terms of the call: Salary, $6,900; housing allowance, $1,800; car 
expenses, $1,200; group hospitalization; one-month's vacation, moving 
expenses; full Annuity. 

B. The following churches request permission to change the terms 
of the calls for their pastors: 

1. Hickory Grove. Expense account increase of $380; 2 -weeks 
for study during 1968, expenses paid. 



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2. Central Steele Creek. Salary increase, $625; book allowance 
increase, $75. 

3. Mulberry. A salary increase of $300. 

4. Hopewell. Car allowance increase of $500. 

5. Rourk. The congregation to assume full 10% Annuity. 

6. Hamlet — First. The congregation to assume full 10% Annuity. 

7. Matthews. Increase in Minister's salary of $270.00. 

8. Indian Trail. Increase in car allowance of $144. 

9. Plaza. Increase in Minister's salary from $8,300 to $9,000. 

10. Philadelphia. Increase in Minister's salary from $7,800 to 
$8,400, increase in car allowance from $700 to $900. 

11. Providence. Increase in Minister's salary from $6,800 to $7,000, 
increase in Annuity from 7%% to 10%. 

12. Avondale. Increase in Minister's Annuity from l x k% to 10%. 

13. Steele Creek. Increase in salary from $9,500 to $10,000. 

14. South Tryon. Increase in salary from $5,000 to $5,200. increase 
in house allowance from $640 to $1,020, increase in automobile 
allowance from $600 to $800, increase in insurance payments 
from $150. to $254. 

15. Biscoe. Salary to be increased to $5,500, automobile allowance 
to be increased to $600, the Church to pay $400. utility bill. 

16. First Church — Wadesboro. The Church to assume full 10% 
Annuity and to provide manse allowance of $300. 

17. Altan-Bethany: Increase in salary of $600. 

18. Amity. Increase in salary of $300, increase in automobile al- 
lowance of $150, increase in utilities of $150. 

19. Huntersville. Increase in salary from $6,800 to $7,200, increase 
in Annuity — the Church to pay full 10%, study allowance 
from $100 to $200, change in utilities allowance: the Church 
to pay full utilities. 

20. St. Paul. Salary increase of $360. 

21. Newell. Salary increase of $500, car allowance increase $100. 

22. New Salem. Salary increase from $1,610.74 to $1,850.74. 

23. Cook's Memorial. Salary increase from $6,750. to $7,200. 

24. W. H. Belk. Salary increase from $5,200 to $5,400. 

25. First Church — Rockingham. Salary increase of $300., increase 
in car allowance from $1,100. to $1,200., book allowance from 
$150 to $200. 

26. Ridgecrest. Salary increase from $4,514 to $4,649. 

27. Oakboro. Salary increase from $1,200 to $1,260. 

28. Turner-Siler. Increase in salary from $5,000 to $5,200, in- 
crease in Minister's Annuity from 7Vz% to 10%. 

29. First Church — Albemarle. Increase in car allowance from 
$1,600. to $1,960. 

30. Sugaw Creek. Salary increase of $600. 

31. Pleasant Hill. Salary increase from $6,500 to $7,000. 

32. Salem. Salary increase from $1,933 to $2,133. 



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RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That the call of the Commonwealth Church for the services of 
the Reverend John Vernon be found in order and presented to him 
upon his reception into the Presbytery. 

2. That the call of the Selwyn Avenue Church for the services of 
the Reverend Edward Cox Wilson be found in order and presented to 
him upon his reception into the Presbytery. 

3. That the call of the Wilmore Church for the services of the 
Reverend Robert W. Rayburn be found in order and presented to him 
upon his reception into the Presbytery. 

4. That the call of the Clanton Memorial Church for the services 
of the Reverend James O. Pitts be found in order and presented to him 
upon his reception into the Presbytery. 

5. That the call of the Christian Education Committee of Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery for the services of the Reverend Paul Beazley be 
found in order and presented to him. 

6. That the request of the Bethany and Altan churches for a one- 
year's extension of their call for the services of the Reverend Duke 
Williams as stated supply be approved. 

7. That the request of the Westminster Church for a year's ex- 
tension of its call for the services of the Reverend Robert S. Woodson 
as Assistant Minister be approved. 

8. That the call of the Star Church Session for the services of the 
Reverend Robert Basham as temporary supply for one-year be ap- 
proved. 

9. That the call of the Park Avenue Church for the services of the 
Reverend Paul P. Thrower be found in order and presented to him. 

10. That the call of the Plaza Church for the services of the Rev- 
erend Wilbur D. Kuenzli be found in order and presented to him 
upon his reception into the Presbytery. 

11. That the letters of transfer from their respective presby- 
teries be found in order and that the following ministers be admitted 
to examination for admission into the Presbytery: The Reverend John 
Vernon of the Presbytery of Winston-Salem, Reverend Edward Cox 
Wilson of the Presbytery of Albemarle, Reverend Robert W. Rayburn 
of the Presbytery of Brazos, Reverend James O. Pitts of the Presby- 
tery of Louisiana, Reverend Wilbur D. Kuenzli of the Presbytery of 
Brazos. (Clerk's Note: Pending letter of transfer which will be issued 
January 25, 1968. This was received.) 

12. That the changes in the terms of the calls of churches listed 
above be granted. 

13. That the minimum salary requirement for ministers in the 
Presbytery be increased from $5,000 to $5,500, effective this date; that 
Presbytery instruct the Commission to work with churches not pres 
ently meeting the minimum, looking toward January 1969 as the date 
for completing of all churches reaching this minimum; that as of 
January 1969 the minimum basic salary become $6,000; that Presby- 



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tery instruct the Commission on the Minister and His Work and the 
Special Committee on Ministers' Salaries to work together to interpret 
what is meant by minimum or basic salary, and that report be made 
to the April 1968 meeting of Presbytery; that Ruling Elder Jones 
Pharr, a member of the Commission, be given permission to speak to 
the Presbytery on this subject of salaries. 

14. That the Presbytery adopt as a guide the following policy 
with reference to churches whose ministers serve as chaplains in the 
armed services: That it is not normally required of such a church to 
pay its minister's full salary during the minister's temporary military 
duty. 

The above recommendations were adopted by Presbytery. 

Presbytery dissolved the Pastoral relationship of the Reverend 
Paul W. Beazley with the Marston and the Marks Creek churches 
effective January 31, 1968. Elder A. P. Williams of the Marks Creek 
Church reported that Marston and Marks Creek reluctantly concurred 
with the request of Mr. Beazley. Adopted. 

Elder Horace McCall, of the Troy Church, stated to the Court 
that the congregation of the Troy Church had concurred with the re- 
quest of the Rev. Paul Thrower that the Pastoral relationship between 
himself and the Troy Church be dissolved effective January 15, 1968. 
Presbytery dissolved this relationship effective this date. 

Rev. Paul Leonard requested that Presbytery grant him a letter 
of dismissal to the Presbytery of Catawba U.P.U.S.A. Church effec- 
tive February 1, 1968. Elder Charles Moore spoke for the Session of 
the Trinity Church commending Mr. Leonard for his fine service with 
them. This request was granted. 

Other Commissions 

The following Minutes of Commissions were admitted 
to record: 

Service Of Installation For Reverend H. Howard Smith 
Firsi Presbyterian Church — Wadesboro 

The Commission appointed to install Reverend H. Howard Smith 
as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Wadesboro, N. C. met in 
the Pastor's Study of the church on Sunday evening, November 5, 
1967 at 7 p.m. 

The following members of the Commission were present: Dr. J. 
Cecil Lawrence, Reverend Tom Cutting, Reverend David Jenkins, 
Ruling Elders Alex McMillan, Philip Howerton, and James Cameron. 

The Commission was called to order by Dr. Lawrence and led in 
prayer by Elder Philip Howerton. Reverend David Jenkins was elect- 
ed Clerk. 

The order of service was reviewed and the Commission recessed to 
meet in the Sanctuary of the church at 7:30 p.m. Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence 
presided and propounded the constitutional questions to the minister. 
Reverend Tom Cutting preached the sermon. Ruling Elder Philip 
Howerton gave the charge to the minister. Reverend Daniel Jenkins 



42 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

gave the charge to the congregation. Special music was presented by 
the choir. The newly installed pastor pronounced the benediction. 

The Commission reconvened in the Pastor's study following the 
service. The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission 
was adjourned with prayer by Elder Alex McMillan. A reception for 
the Reverend and Mrs. Smith was held in the Fellowship Hall follow- 
ing the service of installation. 

Service Of Installation For Reverend Ernest Trice Thompson, Jr. 
Forest Hill Presbyterian Church October 29, 1967 

The Commission convened at 7:05 in the Pastor's Study. Present 
were: Ministers: E. Lee Stoffel, J. Cecil Lawrence, Robert Turner and 
Robert H. Ramey, Jr. Elders: Ray Gardner — Seigle Avenue, Morrison 
Irwin — St. Andrews, Charles Hunter — St. Giles. Elder Calvin C. Sloan 
of the Forest Hill Church was sick and unable to attend. Mr. Thomp- 
son also attended the meeting. 

The Reverend J. Cecil Lawrence, Chairman of the Commission, 
presided. Robert H. Ramey. Jr. was elected Secretary. After a briefing 
session by Dr. Lawrence, the service was held at 7:30 p.m. 

Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence led in the opening worship and stated the 
function of the Commission in the service. 

Dr. E. Lee Stoffel read the Scripture from Exodus 3:1-12 and then 
preached an expository sermon entitled: God Calling. 

Dr. Lawrence then propounded the constitutional questions to the 
Minister and people and declared Mr. Thompson installed. Robert H. 
Ramey, Jr. then charged Mr. Thompson. Reverend Robert Turner 
charged the congregation. 

After Elder Charles Hunter received the offering, Mr. Thompson 
pronounced the benediction. Members of the church then greeted 
their new pastor and his family. 

After the service, the Commission reconvened in the Pastor's 
study and moved that the minutes be approved as written by Mr. 
Ramey. Morrison Irwin then adjourned the meeting with prayer. 

Service Of Installation For Reverend Henry S. Robinson 
Memorial Presbyterian Church October 29, 1967 

The Commission appointed by the Presbytery of Mecklenburg to 
install the Reverend Henry S. Robinson as minister of the Memorial 
Presbyterian Church met at the Church at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oc- 
tober 29, 1967, with the following members present: Dr. J. Cecil Law- 
rence, Chairman; Reverend Robert J. James, Reverend Thomas W. 
MacLean, and Ruling Elders Dr. Harvey W. Johnston, Mr. William T. 
Alexander. Mr. Adrian S. Cathey, and Mr. Donald R. Ross. The meet- 
ing was called to order by the Chairman and was led in prayer by 
Dr. Harvey W. Johnston. 

The order of the worship and installation service was reviewed 
and Reverend Robert J. James was requested to serve as Clerk of 
the Commission. 

The Commission stood in recess to meet with the assembled 
congregation at 3:00 P.M. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 43 

At the worship service, the Chairman presided. The Reverend 
Thomas W. MacLean preached from the text, I Peter 2:9. His sermon 
was entitled "A Peculiar People." The constitutional questions were 
propounded to the minister-elect and to the congregation by Dr. 
Lawrence, who then declared that Reverend Henry S. Robinson had 
been duly elected, and installed as Pastor of the Memorial Presby- 
terian Church. Dr. Johnston delivered a charge to the minister and 
Mr. James charged the congregation and offered the installation 
prayer. 

After the singing of a hymn, the newly installed Pastor pro- 
nounced the benediction. The members of the congregation extended 
to Mr. & Mrs. Robinson the hand of fellowship at a reception which 
followed the service. 

The Commission re-assembled after the service, approved the 
preparation of the minutes by the Clerk, and was dismissed with 
prayer by Ruling Elder, Adrian Cathey. 

Service Of Installation For Reverend Robert F. Henry, Jr. 

Associate Chaplain To The Hospitals 

Myers Park Presbyterian Church Chapel, October 29, 1967, 5:00 P.M. 

The Commission met in a conference room adjacent to the chapel 
at 4:30 P.M. The Chairman, Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence, called the meeting 
to order, and the Reverend James Fogartie led in prayer. 

Those present: Reverend Tom Cutting, Jr., Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence, 
Reverend James Fogartie, Dr. David E. Wilkinson, Dr. Harvey Johns- 
ton, Mr. R. A. Willis, Mr. D. E. Fultz. The Commission was briefed on 
the order of service. 

The Commission then moved to the chapel. Dr. Lawrence presided 
and led the invocation, the responsive reading, and at the proper point 
in the service propounded the constitutional questions. Reverend Tom 
Cutting, Jr. read the Scripture and preached the sermon, on the theme: 
"A Day in the Life of the Messiah." Reverend Mr. Fogartie led the 
installation prayer. David Wilkinson charged the congregation, Dr. 
Harvey Johnston charged the minister, Ruling Elder R. A. Willis led in 
prayer. 

The benediction was pronounced by Reverend Robert F. Henry, 
Jr. 

The Commission met in the chapel. A motion was passed that the 
minutes of the proceedings be approved. David Wilkinson led the 
closing prayer. 

Service Of Installation For Reverend James H. Biggers 
Badin Presbyterian Church, November 5, 1967 

The Commission was called to order in the Pioneer Classroom of 
the Badin Presyterian Church on November 5 at 7:15 P.M. and was 
led in prayer by Reverend Bob E. Murdock, the presiding officer. 
Reverend James E. Sewell was named secretary. 

Present were: Reverend Z. T. Peiphoff, Reverend James E. Sewell, 
Reverend Bob E. Murdock and Elders W. F. Sanders and H. E. Keller. 
The order of service was reviewed and approved. Each member was 



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briefed on his part. In the absence of Elder Horace McCall, who was 
assigned by Presbytery to charge the congregation, Jim Sewell agreed 
to assume that duty. 

The installation service began in the sanctuary of the Badin 
Presbyterian Church at 7:30 P.M. with Reverend Bob E. Murdock pre- 
siding. Mr. Murdock led in the invocation and evening prayer. The 
Reverend Z. T. Peiphoff read the scripture lesson and preached on 
"Evangelism, The Mission of the Church''. Mr. Murdock propounded 
the constitutional questions to the minister and to the congregation. 
Mr. Sewell delivered a charge to the minister and a charge to the 
congregation. After the closing hymn, Mr. Biggers pronounced the 
benediction. The right hand of fellowship was then extended the new 
pastor by the members of the congregation. The Commission recon- 
vened in the choir loft following the service. The minutes were read 
and approved. A motion to adjourn prevailed. Mr. Sewell led in the 
closing prayer. 

Service Of Installation For Reverend Carl Thomas Uzzell 
St. John Presbyierian Church, October 29, 1967 

The Commission to install Reverend Carl Thomas Uzzell, pastor of 
the St. John Presbyterian Church, met in the church office Sunday 
night October 29, 1967 at 7:00 P.M., with the chairman, Dr. David 
Wilkinson presiding. The following were present: Reverend A. Leslie 
Thompson, Reverend William K. Leach, Reverend David Wilkinson, 
Mr. Roger Jackie, Mr. B. B. Prophet, and Mr. R. B. Hovis. The meet- 
ing was opened with prayer and Reverend A. Leslie Thompson was 
elected clerk. 

Chairman Wilkinson outlined the program of procedure, indicat- 
ing that the order to be followed was given in the church bulletin. 
The Commission proceeded to the sanctuary for the service with a 
large and enthusiastic congregation awaiting. 

Chairman Wilkinson presided with Reverend William Leach de- 
livering the sermon from the text Ephesians 4:11-12. At the conclusion 
of the worship service the service of installation was conducted. The 
several parts previously assigned were carried out as follows: 



Constitutional Questions 
Prayer of Installation 
Charge to Pastor 
Charge to Congregation 



Dr. David Wilkinson 
Dr. David Wilkinson 
Reverend A. Leslie Thompson 
Mr. Roger Jackie 



Reverend Carl Thomas Uzzell was declared duly called and in- 
stalled as pastor of St. John Presbyterian Church. Following the serv- 
ice, the Commission met in the church office, approved the minutes, 
and adjourned with prayer. Following the adjournment of the com- 
mission, an informal reception was held in the fellowship building 
in honor of the occasion. 

The Committee on Christian Education of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery was appointed a Commission to install the Rev- 
erend Paul W. Beazley as Director of Camp Walton Stewart 
at the next meeting of Presbytery on April 16, 1968. 



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Commission appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to install the 

Reverend Wilbur D. Kuenzli as Associate Pastor of 
Plaza Presbyterian Church, Sunday, February 11, 1968, 7:30 P.M. 

Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence — To preside and propound the Constitu- 
tional Questions. 

Rev. Robert S. Owens, Jr. — To preach the Sermon. 

Rev. Frank Caldwell — To deliver the charge to the Minister. 

Dr. Harvey W. Johnston — To deliver the charge to the congrega- 
tion. 

Rev. Robert W. Rayburn — To have the prayer. 
Elder John C. Ashcraft — To read the Scripture. 
Rev. Glenn Robinson, Elder James A. Wade. 

Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery 

To Install The Reverend James O. Pitts 

As Pastor Of Clanton Memorial Presbyterian Church 

Sunday, February 4, 1968 At 7:00 P.M. 

Reverend Marshall Tobias — To preside and propound the Consti- 
tutional Questions. 

Reverend David Kennedy — To preach the Sermon. 

Reverend John W. Bolton — To deliver the charge to the Minister. 

Ruling Elder Roland Smith — To deliver the charge to the con- 
gregation. 

Elders: Earl B. Clanton — Clanton Memorial; Harvey B. Hunter — 
Clanton Memorial; W. E. Price — Caldwell Memorial. 

Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery 

To Install The Reverend Robert W. Rayburn 

As Pastor Of Wilmore Presbyterian Church 

Sunday, February 11, 1968 at 11:00 A.M. 

Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence — To preside and propound the Constitu- 
tional Questions. 

Reverend Robert Turner — To preach the Sermon. 

Reverend Robert Woodson — To deliver the charge to the Minister. 

Ruling Elder George A. Stovall— To deliver the charge to the con- 
gregation. 

Elders: M. E. Alexander — Wilmore Presbyterian; T. A. Green — 
Forest Hill; Lake Richey — Westover Hills. 

Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery To Install 

The Reverend Paul P. Thrower as Pastor Of Park Avenue 

Presbyterian Church, Rockingham, North Carolina 

Sunday, February 11, 1968 At 7:30 P.M. 

Reverend David Jenkins— To preside and propound the Con- 
stitutional Questions. 

Reverend J. Shepherd Russell, Jr.— To preach the Sermon. 
Reverend Carl S. Miller— To deliver the charge to the Minister. 
Reverend T. A. Guiton— To deliver the charge to the Congregation 
(Orange Presbytery— Invited to participate in the services of in- 
stallation.) 



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Elders: T. A. Guiton, Jr. — Park Avenue. Rockingham, N. C; Dr. 
C. N; Eckerson — Troy Presbyterian Church; L. L. Thrower — First 
Presbyterian Church of Rockingham. 

Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery 

To Install The Reverend Joseph Henry Johnson Vernon 

As Pastor Of Commonwealth Presbyterian Church 

Sunday, February 4, 1968 At 7:30 P.M. 

Reverend J. Cecil Lawrence — To preside and propound the Con- 
stitutional Questions. 

Reverend Zane Moore — To preach the Sermon. 

Reverend Charles Murray — To deliver the charge to the Minister. 

Reverend William A. Stewart, Jr. — To deliver the charge to the 
Congregation. 

Elders: J. Price Robinson — Commonwealth Presbyterian Church; 
Banks Massey — Commonwealth Presbyterian Church. 

Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery 

To Install The Reverend Edward C. Wilson As Associate Minister 

Of The Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church 

Sunday, February 18, 1968 At 11:00 A.M. 

Reverend Leonard Topping — To preside and propound the Con- 
stitutional Questions. 

Reverend Robert Ramey, Jr. — To preach the Sermon. 

Reverend Daniel Durway — To deliver the charge to the Minister. 

Elder Austin Thies — To deliver the charge to the Congregation. 

Elder David Kimbrell — Prayer. 

Elder: Dr. A. Chalmers Hope — Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian 
Church. 

Invited to participate in service by Mecklenburg Prebytery: Mr. 
Elwood Hudson, 145 Franklin Court, Danville, Virginia; Dr. Paul W. 
Hodge, Norwood Drive, Danville, Virginia. 

Report Of Christian Action Committee 

The Report was made by the Reverend Charles E. S. 
Kraemer. 

CHRISTIAN ACTION COMMITTEE 
REPORT MADE BY DR. CHARLES E. S. KRAEMER 

Since November, when Presbytery tabled the Christian Action 
Committee's Report, the Christian Action Committee has prayerfully 
and carefully reconsidered the question of housing for all citizens. We 
propose, therefore, the following resolution and move its adoption: 

"In so far as we now understand the mission of the church, and 
the impact and implications of the reconciling love of God in Jesus 
Christ which is for all men, Mecklenburg Presbytery affirms the right 
of any man, regardless of his race, religion, or national origin, to buy 
or rent any house or apartment which he desires and can afford." 

We recommend that Presbytery proceed to uphold the right of 
any man to proper housing by: 



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1. Seeking through its Christian Action Committee information 
and facts on the housing situation in Mecklenburg Presbytery 
and call on all sessions and church members through study, 
discussion and prayer to seek God's guidance in finding the 
Christian answers to the community's housing problems. 

2. By requesting the Christian Action Committee to seek informa- 
tion on church sponsored projects in this area, and bring to 
Presbytery suggestions of ways and means of assisting the 
communities in solving its housing problems. 

Adopted. 

Report Of Christian Higher Education Committee 

The Reverend Bob E. Murdock made the Report for the 
Committee. Mr. Murdock presented the Reverend Robert L. 
Davenport and Mr. Scott Woodmansee who spoke on Christian 
Higher Education. There was a period of discussion — questions 
and answers. 

Examinations 

The Reverend Leonard W. Topping presented to the Pres- 
bytery: The Reverend Edward Cox Wilson, Albemarle Presby- 
tery; the Reverend Joseph Henry Johnson Vernon, Winston- 
Salem Presbytery; the Reverend James O. Pitts, Louisiana 
Presbytery; the Reverend Wilbur D. Kuenzli, Brazos Presby- 
tery; the Reverend Robert W. Ray burn, Brazos Presbytery. 
Letters of transfer were received and these men were ad- 
mitted to examinations. Mr. Topping reported that previous 
examinations of these men were made by the Committee and 
recommended them to the Presbytery. They were examined 
on Christian experience by the Moderator. Each man gave his 
personal testimony. Sustained. They assured Mecklenburg 
Presbytery of their intentions to support the Church. Sustain- 
ed. These men became members of Mecklenburg Presbytery 
upon the signing of the book. Their respective calls were 
placed in their hands, and each man signified his acceptance 
of his Call. 

Presbytery adjourned at 12:30 P.M. for lunch and prayer 
was led by the Reverend James E. Fogartie. 

Presbytery reconvened at 1:30 P.M. The Reverend John M. 
Handley was elected Moderator-in-Nomination by acclama- 
tion. 

On Motion, Presbytery resolved itself into a Committee 
of the whole for the examination of Sessional Records. On com- 
pletion of this examination, Presbytery arose from the Com- 
mittee-as-a-whole and returned to the business of the Court. 



48 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Report Of The Committee On Nominations 

The Reverend Russell M. Kerr reported for the Commit- 
tee on Nominations. This included printed ballots for the elec- 
tion of Commissioners to the General Assembly, meeting in 
Montreat, North Carolina on June 6-12, 1968. 

Commissioners To The General Assembly 

Presbytery e'ected the following Commissioners and Al- 
ternates to the General Assembly, and the Reverend Russell 
M. Kerr was named Convener: 

Principals — Ministers: Russell M. Kerr, Fred C. Holder, 
Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., Warner L. Hall, Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, 
John C. Laughlin, A. Jackson Morrison, John H. McVay. 

Alternates — Ministers: E. B. Cooper, Marshall E. Tobias, 
Francis B. Mayes, Jr., Charles L. McDonald, Walter D. Clark, 
H. Louis Patrick, Tracey Fisher, J. Daniel Zeluff. 

Principals — Elders: George O. Stovall (Albemarle-First), 
David R. Wilson (Steele Creek), R. S. Abernethy, Jr. (Char- 
lotte-First), Thomas H. Donaldson (Amity), Harold J. Dillehay 
(Myers Park), W. E. Stegall (Morven), John K. Thompson 
(Pleasant Hill), W. H. Riddle (Sharon). 

Alternates — Elders: Hugh Harper (Bethlehem), Ray L. 
Gardner (Seigle Avenue), Reece Little (Caldwell Memorial), Al- 
bert D. Leopold (Plaza), James E. McGill (South Tryon), K. A. 
McLeod (Candor), Robert F. Ritchie (First Union), Clyde E. Mc- 
Gill (St. John). 

1. Mr. Howard Snow tendered his resignation. The Com- 
mittee recommends that Presbytery accept his resignation with 
regrets. 

2. Mr. James McGill has been unable to attend meetings of 
the Church Extension Committee. At the request of the Church 
Extension Committee, the Nominations Committee recom- 
mends that he be replaced in the Class of 1968. 

Council: 

1970 John H. McVay replaces Dr. A. B. Montgomery, Dr. 
Thomas N. Massey, Jr. (Trinity) replaces Mr. Howard 
Snow. 

Campus Christian Life: 

1968 Donald M. MacKay (Sugaw Creek) 



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Church Extension: 

1968 Mrs. Ray Gardner (Seigle Avenue) replaces James E. 
McGill 

1969 Leonard W. Topping replaces Dr. A. B. Montgomery 
Mecklenburg Presbytery CORE Group of the Joint Presby- 
terian Committee 

1969 J. Mason Wallace, Jr. (Sardis) replaces Dr. Harvey W. 
Johnston 

Inter-Church Action 

1968 John C. Laughlin, G. Don Davidson, Jr. (Covenant), 
Joseph W. Grier, Jr. (Charlotte-First) 

1969 Francis B. Mayes, Jr., Jones Y. Pharr (Charlotte-First), 
Randolph Norton (Sardis) 

Charlotte Urban Ministry: 

1968 William A. Stewart, Jr., Harold J. Dillehay (Myers Park) 

1969 Robert S. Owens, Jr., Dr. Thomas N. Massey, Jr. (Trinity) 

Special Report Committee On Evangelism 

The Report was made by the Reverend Ernest T. Thomp- 
son, Jr. and was adopted as amended. 

Your Special Committee on Evangelism created at the last meet- 
ing of Presbytery and instructed to report at the January meeting has 
held three meetings. In order that churches, individually, and on the 
Presbytery level, can have a catalog of effective methods for evangeliz- 
ing the non-Christian, we recommend: 

1. That churches of Presbytery secure and use the "Idea Book" 
now being put out by the Board of National Ministries, which 
gives case studies of what is being done effectively elsewhere, 
and use as an additional resource, "What We Are Doing in 
Evangelism — Reports of Different Churches Throughout the 
Assembly of Ways in Which They are Practicing Evangelism". 

2. That the churches of Presbytery keep before them the 10 sug- 
gestions for specific evangelistic action as given by our Evange- 
lism Committee to the Presbytery on October 18, 1966 which 
are as follows: 

1. Take a neighborhood religious census to locate the un- 
committed and unchurched. 

2. Conduct a series of evangelistic services in your church, 
perhaps during Holy Week. 

3. Have a joint series of evangelistic services with other 
churches in your area. 



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4. Have a series of Sunday morning "guest" services during 
March. Ask your pastor to preach evangelistic sermons, 
aimed toward Christian commitment, and get your people 
to invite friends and the unchurched. 

5. Invite a team in for "lay witness weekend". (This has been 
done effectively in many churches. Consult your Presby- 
tery's Committee on Evangelism for information.) 

6. Plan a series of neighborhood "house meetings' 1 led by 
your pastor or some other competent person, inviting 
friends and neighbors for informal discussion of the Chris- 
tian faith. 

7. Plan one or a series of meetings, breakfasts, luncheons, re- 
treats, for occupational groups (salesmen, teachers, doctors, 
etc.) and have a speaker to present the relevance of Christ 
to their occupation. 

8. Organize a program of visitation evangelism. 

9. Plan a program of Scripture distribution in your area for 
evangelism. 

10. Some Sunday during March have a 15 minute worship 
service, and then let everyone go out and visit those in 
the neighborhood who are not in church to talk to them 
about Christ. (Dr. John Anderson advanced this idea at 
Montreat this summer. I dare some church in Mecklenburg 
to try it!) 

3. That these additional suggestions be studied by Presbytery's 
Committee on Evangelism and they be authorized to carry them 
out if and when they consider them feasible: 

a. Experimental public preaching i.e. at Cotswold and/or the 
lawn of the First Presbyterian Church with a band, using 
members of the Presbytery. 

b. Use of Personal testimony by show-business people, pro- 
fessional athletes, college students, both in church gather- 
ings and in public places such as on the corner of Wood- 
lawn and Selwyn, together with music experimentations. 

c. A development of special services at recreation areas such 
as Lake Norman and other places where people gather. 

d. An experiment in our area of increased radio and t.v. 
ministry aimed at target groups such as the "intellectual 
community" and at a time other than Sunday. 

4. We further recommend that Presbytery move now to provide a 
workshop experience on Personal Evangelism to which churches 
of the Presbytery may send interested individuals who will re- 
ceive help in understanding their own faith and in sharing it 
verbally with others; that this workshop be a two-day, dis- 
ciplined, educational experience in a retreat setting; that some 
persons such as Keith Miller be used as the resource leader; 
that this Special Committee be authorized to execute the plans 
for this retreat, working with the full cooperation of Presby- 
tery's Evangelism Committee. 

5. We further recommend that Presbytery plan to follow with 



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workshops on Vocational Evangelism and House-Group Evange- 
lism. 

6. In light of our General Assembly's recommendation that all 
Presbyteries set aside at least one meeting a year for theological 
discussion, and since our Committee on Evangelism made a 
motion at our last meeting that we call a meeting of Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery to discuss the theology of evangelism at the 
earliest opportune time, and since our Board of National Min- 
istries has now adopted (after a 2-year study) a position paper 
on Evangelism, we recommend that a special meeting of Pres- 
bytery be called in February or March, with the exact date to 
be set by the Council, for the purpose of engaging the total 
Presbytery in a study and discussion of the new and official 
position paper, "A Theological Basis for Evangelism" together 
with the four background papers discussing the two trends in 
evangelism, and to consider any recommendations that may 
grow out of this study. 

7. We also recommend that, as an experiment beginning in Feb- 
ruary or as soon as possible, Presbytery initiate a series of 
Friday night evangelistic worship services to be held at a 
centrally located church, such as Covenant Presbyterian 
Church, with members of Presbytery serving as preachers, 
using men such as Dr. Leighton Ford, Dr. Warner Hall, Rev. 
Bob Ramey, Rev. Bob Owens, Rev. Fred Holder, Rev. Ernest 
Thompson — that these services be publicized and supported by 

each church in the Presbytery as well as Presbytery itself; 
that these services be designed (1) to be a focal point where we 
can bring our non-Christian friends to hear an evangelistic ser- 
mon; (2) to make available a worship service for those persons 
unable to worship on Sunday mornings due to their work or 
weekend travel or who hold no church membership; and (3) to 
afford a chance for ministers and others of the Presbytery to 
come together for an evangelistic service of worship. 

That this Special Committee on Evangelism be discharged with 
appreciation, and that the Permanent Committee on Evangelism be 
given a vote of confidence in its continued work. 

Note: Presbytery approved the last three Sundays in June 1968 
as the date for the Festival of Faith. 

On Motion, the Festival of Faith was broadened to invite the 
participation of the Catawba Presbytery U.P. U.S.A. and the First 
Presbytery, A.R.P. churches. 

Reports Of Treasurers 

1. Presbytery's Business Fund 

The Reverend Malcolm Williamson, Treasurer of Presby- 
tery's Business Fund, made this Report. 



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Presbytery's Business Fund 

Bank Balance January 1, 1967 $ 797.45 

Receipts for year 52,039.51 

Total 52,836.96 

Disbursements for year 51,551.90 

Balance at end of year 1,285.06 

Note- 
Obligations 

Due Synod's Office on 1967 Assessment $ 4,258.82 

Due Dowd Press for Printing and Mailing Minutes 725.79 

Due General Assembly Assessment for 1968 $ 9,547.72 

Outstanding checks 24.20 

Deposit not shown in December Bank balance 1,395.16 

Presbytery's Business Fund 
Disbursements 1967 

General Assembly Assessment $ 9,529.26 

Synod Assessment 15,128.53 

Presbytery's Office 20,900.00 

Stated Clerk's Salary 900.00 

Permanent Clerk's Salary 100.00 

Assistant Clerk's Salary 80.00 

Office Help 640.00 

Printing and Mailing Minutes 1,910.86 

Entertainment of Presbytery 400.00 

Commission and Committee Expenses 466.10 

Supplies 108.94 

Postage 71.00 

Mailing Presbytery Material 130.00 

Printing Statistical Reports 45.25 

Reprints of Statistical Reports 15.49 

Audit of Treasurer's Accounts 50.00 

Stated Clerk's Meeting Expense 35.00 

Committee on Structure of Presbytery Expense 57.82 

N. C. Intangible Tax 8.85 

Total Disbursements $51,551.90 

2. The Reverend J. Cecil Lawrence reported on several funds 
of which he is Treasurer. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 53 

MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 
January 4, 1967- January 11, 1968 

Balance Brought Forward January 4, 1968 $ 7,001.90 

Receipts: 

For Church and Manse Calls and furnishings 

Dr. and Mrs. C. W. Robinson $ 100.00 

Dr. C. W. Gilchrist 100.00 

Harold Albright, Jr 175.00 

James R. Allison 300.00 

Wilford Morrison 250.00 

L. W. Topping 25.00 

James R. Nisbet 200.00 



Refunds: 

N. C. Sales Tax 529.28 

Easter Fund 22.67 

Merrill Keith 75.00 

Ministers' Retreat 45.00 



1,150.00 1,150.00 



671.95 671.95 
Covenant Presbyterian Church 

Scholarship for Fisher girls 150.00 

Badin Presbyterian Church 476.14 

(Salary for Roscoe Fisher) 

Henderson Belk — for ministers 300.00 

Pepsi Cola Bottling Co 1,000.00 

Belk Foundation 5,000.00 

Henderson Belk 1,800.00 

Specials for pianos, communion services 

and equipment 4,845.10 

L. W. Topping — books for ministers 25.00 

J. J. Earnhardt 180.00 

Westminster Presbyterian Church 125.00 

R. A. Willis 225.00 

Belk Foundation — for Presbyterian 

churches — Richmond County 1,000.00 

Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church 

For W. H. Belk Church 300.00 

Mrs. Godfrey H. Brown — expenses for 

students' visit to Stillman College 10.00 

Contribution for Festival of Faith received 

by J. Mason Wallace, Jr 1,040.00 

John M. Belk Foundation 2,000.00 

Travel for Executive Secretary — secured 

by Committee — summer 1967 1,575.00 

Miscellaneous contributions 455.95 

Mecklenburg House Committee — refund for 

furniture 178.14 

Presbytery's Commission on Minister and 

His Work refund 500.00 

Tarheel Sash and Door Co. — for 

Stephenson Presbyterian Church 450.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. Marret Wheeler 2,000.00 

Total Receipts $25,457.28 $25,457.28 

Grand Total Receipts $32,459.18 



54 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Disbursements: 

Mecklenburg Presbytery's Business Fund 

(N.C. Sales Tax refund) 64.72 

Commissions, committees, travel, 

hotel, luncheons 984.52 

Synod's Office of Christian Education 

Sunday School equipment 500.00 

Presbytery's Office supplies and equipment 830.21 

For equipment, communion services, 
and building programs: 

Walkerville (piano and 

equipment) 1,200.85 

Memorial (Communion Service 

and equipment) 636.26 

Pineville (equipment) 450.00 

Seigle Avenue (equipment) 110.00 

Beulah (Piano and equipment) 1,219.59 

St. Paul (organ fund) 675.00 

Macedonia (piano) 715.85 

Williams Memorial (equipment) 100.00 

Albemarle Road (piano and 

equipment) 865.85 

East (equipment) 350.00 

Rehoboth (equipment) 100.00 

Indian Trail (Building Fund) 250.00 

Pleasant Hill (Building Fund) 250.00 

Bethel (Piano) 715.85 

First Church, Rockingham 

(Building Fund) 500.00 

Cameronian (equipment) 100.00 

Park Avenue (equipment) 100.00 

McLean (equipment) 75.00 

Rourk (equipment) 75.00 

Marks Creek (Bldg. Fund) 150.00 

W. H. Belk (equipment) 400.00 

Hickory Grove (equipment) 200.00 

Camp Greene (equipment) 100.00 

Central Steele Creek (equipment) 100.00 

Bethlehem (Piano) 715.85 

Salem (Communion Service, 

equipment) 400.00 

First Church, Albemarle 

(Projector and screen) 704.52 

St. Andrews (equipment) 350.00 



11,609.62 11,609.62 



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Synod's Committee on Christian Education 

for worker 100.00 

Myers Park Presbyterian Church — 

101 copies History 505.00 

Union Theological Seminary for 

John Bolton 300.00 

Church and Manse Building Fund 

calls — Mecklenburg Presbytery 460.00 

Commonwealth Presbyterian Church 

summer student 200.00 

International Auto and Travel Club travel 

for Executice Secretary (Authorized 

by Council) 2,178.95 

Covenant Presbyterian Church 

on salary David Mclnnis 600.00 

Pineville Presbyterian Church expenses 

to student, Montreat Conference 25.00 

Presbytery's Church Extension Com- 
mittee for "Charlotte Today" 1,050.00 

Supper for Moderator of G. A. 

and guests 104.04 

For Chaplain at Camp Steere 

(Special gift) 250.00 

South Tryon Presbyterian Church — 

Day Care Center 250.00 

James G. Stuart on college expenses 

Varnel Osborne 100.00 

Knight Publishing Company — expenses 

Restructuring Committee 57.82 

Presbytery's Committee on Ministerial 

Education for scholarships 500.00 

Eastern Transit Storage Co. — moving 

pews, equipment 426.92 

Tarheel Sash and Door for Stephenson 

program of renovation 1,596.50 

Rev. Malcolm Bullock — Missionary 

Speaker at Presbytery 32.00 

First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, 

Christmas luncheon for students 

at Holiday House 100.00 

Jack Call Piano Co. — for pianos 2,000!00 
Festival of Faith to Presbytery's Com- 
mittee on Evangelism 1,040.00 

St. Andrews Presbyterian College 

Scholarship for David Fisher 207.75 

St. Andrews Presbyterian College 

for Fisher girls 467.90 

Inner City — personnel, equipment, etc. 717.00 

Expenses for Pan Presbyterian Convocation 22.00 

Designated for ministers 1,626.25 

Ministers' Retreats 17L00 

Men's Council Synod of North Carolina 300.00 

Designated by Commission on 

Minister and His Work 1,001.30 

Mecklenburg House, Montreat 

furnishings and miscellaneous 192.82 

Miscellaneous — designated 528^00 



Total Disbursements $31,099.32 $31,099.32 

Balance on hand January 11, 1968 $ 1,359.86 

Check to Central Treasurer 1/25/68 $ 1,359.86 ~ 



56 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY'S CHURCH EXTENSION 
COMMITTEE STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

January 4, 1967-January 10, 1968 

Balance on hand January 4, 1967 $ 6,151.93 

Receipts 

Regular Benevolences 

Final for 1966 $ 2,533.92 

Regular benevolences for 1967 106,475.00 

$109,008.92 $109,008.92 

Specials for Church Extension 959.45 

Sale of Pineville Property (Manse) and Lot 20,000.00 

Fees for South Tryon Nursery 468.97 

Designated for Inter-Church 
Action First Presby- 
terian Church, 

Charlotte, North Carolina 325.00 

Selwyn Avenue Presby- 
terian Church 100.00 



425.00 425.00 

Board of Annuities and Relief 

Refund — Group Insurance 

Angus G. Mclnnis 47.28 

Amay James Presbyterian Church 68.00 

On insurance 
From Sale of Property 

(Freedom Drive) 

Principal 29,000.00 

Interest 1,147.50 

30,147.50 30,147.50 
N. C. Highway Commission 

(Right-of-way Amay James property) 1,470.00 

Board of National Ministries 

(For Experimental Ministry) 6,000.00 

Vacation Fund 60.00 

Presbyterian Development Fund 11,762.65 

Boyd Memorial Fund 3,884.00 

From Church and Manse Calls: 

Newell-Camp Green, Bethany, 

Macedonia, Oakboro, Candor, 

W. H. Belk 4,615.05 

Myers Park Presbyterian Church 

On Jail Ministry 150.00 

Designated for Inner City 500.00 

Benton Heights Presbyterian Church 2,400.00 

From Presbytery's Council for book — 

''Charlotte Today" 1,050.00 

Mrs. Beulah W. Grier— gift 3,000.00 

Balance from Wachovia Bank and 

Trust Company (Savings) 85.10 

Board of National Ministries 

Loan to East Presbyterian Church 40,000.00 

Interest on sale of Moore Property 21.86 

Glenwood A. R. P. Church 

On Chaplains' salaries 50.00 

Total Receipts $236,173.78 $236,173.78 

Grand Total Receipts $242,325.71 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 57 

Disbursements : 

Appropriations to churches — 

sustentation-travel 46,241 .66 

Chaplain — David E. Wilkinson 

Salary and allowances 4,331.25 

M.A.F. and Hospitalization 1,050.00 

5,381.25 5,381.25 
Associate Chaplain — Robert F. 

Henry, Jr.— Salary 1,166.73 

M. A. F. and Hospitalization 424.05 

1,590.78 1,590.78 

Chaplains' Secretary — Salary 1,986.00 

Materials and expenses for Chaplains 324.87 

Field Representative 

Salary and allowances 8,275.20 

M.A.F. and Hospitalization 1,312.50 

N. C. Withholding Tax 156.00 

Car expenses 752.75 

10,496.45 10,496.45 

Committee Operating Expenses 1,766.78 

The Mecklenburg Presbyterian 2,738.47 

Visiting Ministers' expenses 781.23 

South Tryon Nursery — salaries 

Withholding taxes (Fed. and N.C.) 

and Insurance 1,065.77 

Inter-Church Action 7,000.00 

Vacation and Christmas expenses 

and conferences 1,422.00 

W. E. Price & Son — insurance 1,018.59 

Legal Fees 781.61 

Taxes — Smallwood manse 105.49 

Inner City 

Neill Whitlock 

Salary and allowances 6,011.16 

Withholding taxes and 

Social Security (Fed.) 1,633.78 

N.C. Withholding Tax 188.76 

Rev. William A. Stewart, 

Jr. — travel 600.00 

Charlotte Urban Ministry 

(G.A. Funds) 900.00 

Double Oaks Nursery 

(G.A. Funds) 2,980.00 

Repairs — Seigle Avenue 

(G.A. Funds) 1,800.82 

Dilworth Teenage Center 

(G.A. Funds) 400.00 

Rev. Francis B. Mayes, Jr. 

For Summer Personnel, materi- 
als, etc. (G.A. Funds) 3,104.00 

Expenses for buses 

(G.A. Funds) 628.00 

Miscellaneous expenses 

(G.A. Funds) 80.57 

Joe Rigsby — salary 625.00 

18,952.09 18,952.09 



58 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Pineville Presbyterian Church 20,000.00 

(From sale of manse and lot) 

For Jail Ministry 300.00 

Expenses for moving: 

Rev. Dwight Barker 769.07 

Rev. Robert F. Henry, Jr 638.89 

Rev. H. S. Robinson 88812 



2,296.08 2,296.08 
McDonald Realty — commission on 

sale of Freedom Drive property 800.00 

Book— "Charlotte Today" 1,050.00 

Newell Presbyterian Church 2,000.00 

Camp Greene Presbyterian Church 1,500.00 

Oakboro Presbyterian Church 2,000.00 

Candor Presbyterian Church 1,000.00 

Macedonia Presbyterian Church 5,000.00 

Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church 
(Loan secured by East 
Presbyterian Church) 40,000.00 

Providence Corporation (on 10 
acres land Nations Ford Road) 

On Principal 3,750.00 

On Interest 225.00 



3,975.00 3,975.00 

Architect Fees 2,400.00 

Mrs. Beulah W. Grier — full pay- 
ment on 4 acres land, Albemarle Rd. 
Church 

Principal 30,000.00 

Interest 1,440.00 

31,440.00 31,440.00 

D. C. Orr — Indian Trail property 

On Principal 20,190.00 

On Interest 1,924.00 



22,114.00 22,114.00 
Henry N. Thompson — initial pay- 
ment 7 acres, Albemarle, N. C 4,350.00 



Total Disbursements $241,878.12 $241,878.12 

Balance on hand January 10, 1968 $ 447.59 



Check to Central Treasurer 1/25/68 $ 447.59 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 59 

BOYD MEMORIAL FUND 
December 31, 1966-January 5, 1968 

Balance on hand December 31, 1966 $1,313.42 

Receipts: 

Presbyterian Foundation, Inc $2,520.56 

Interest 51.80 



Total receipts $2,572.36 $2,572.36 

Grand Total Receipts $3,885.78 

Disbursement: 

To Church Extension Committee $3,884.00 $3,884.00 

Balance on hand January 5, 1968 $ 1.78 

MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY'S CHURCH AND MANSE 

BUILDING PROGRAM 

December 31, 1966-January 5, 1968 

Balance Brought Forward December 31, 1966 $ 1,723.50 

(On Albemarle Road Call) 

Receipts: 

Albemarle Road Call $ 76.50 

Bethany Call 1,541.00 

Newell-Camp Greene Call 2,001.50 

September Call 3,572.55 

Hamlet Call 1,966.50 

Total Receipts $ 9,158.05 $ 9,158.05 



Grand Total Receipts $10,881.55 

Disbursements: 

Albemarle Road Church and Manse 

Call $ 1,800.00 

Church Extension Committee 

(Bethany Call) 1,541.00 

Church Extension Committee 

(Newell-Camp Greene Call) 2,001.50 

September Call 

Bethel $2,500.00 

W. H. Belk 500.00 

Church Extension Committee 572.55 



$3,572.55 3,572.55 
Hamlet Church and Manse Call 1,966.50 



Total Disbursements $10,881.55 $10,881.55 



Balance on hand January 5, 1968 $ .00 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 60 

MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY'S BENEVOLENT ACCOUNT 
January 10, 1967-January 8, 1968 

Brought Forward — 

Receipts: $770,602.84 

Disbursements: 

Budgeted Benevolences: 

General Assembly Causes $372,946.57 

Synod's Causes 243,718.47 

Presbytery's Church Extension 109,015.87 

Presbytery's Christian Education 33,012.58 

Presbytery's Evangelism 667.00 

Commission on the Minister and 

His Work 2,000.00 



Total Budgeted $761,360.49 $761,360.49 

Non-Budgeted Benevolences: 

Easter Offering $ 6,026.65 

St. Andrews College 700.00 

Union Seminary Advance 107.57 

Alexander Children's Center 400.00 

J. C. Lawrence — Refund 35.00 

Rio Grande Flood Relief 1,085.43 

Women of Church Birthday Offering 50.70 

Presbyterian Home "In Honor of 

Miss Bess Moore" 800.00 

Commonwealth Church — Refund 25.00 

Public School Lunch Program 12.00 

Total Non-Budgeted $ 9,242.35 $ 9,242.35 



Grand Total $770,602.84 

J. Cecil Lawrence 
Treasurer 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 61 



MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY'S OFFICE FUND 
January 6, 1967-January 10, 1968 

Balance on hand January 6, 1967 $ 49.33 

Receipts: 

Church Extension Committee on 

The Mecklenburg Presbyterian $ 3,238.47 

Christian Education Committee for 

The Mecklenburg Presbyterian 1,469.82 

From Presbytery's Business Fund: 
Office Secretary for Stated Clerk's 

mailings and postage 327.82 

For Presbytery's Office 21,900.00 

$22,227.82 $22,227.82 

Presbytery's Council 500.00 

Dividends: 

American Commercial Agency, 

Inc 1.80 

N. C. National Bank 103.30 



105.10 105.10 

Sale of Stewardship materials 10.75 

Miscellaneous contributions 54.41 



Total Receipts 27,606.37 27,606.37 

Grand Total Receipts $27,655.70 

Disbursements: 

Executive Secretary — salary and 

allowances 12,055.20 

M.A.F. and Hospitalization 1,484.25 

13,539.45 13,539.45 

Mrs. Clyde Walsh— salary 3,390.24 

Hospitalization 95.09 

3,485.33 3,485.33 

Mrs. Sara Morrison — salary 1,716.06 

N. C. Department of Revenue 

Withholding Tax (Lawrence, 

Walsh, Morrison) 364.15 

U. S. Treasury Department 

Withholding Tax and Social 

Security (Walsh and Morrison) 1,472.54 

Office supplies, Box Rent, postage, 

telephone and miscellaneous 1,495.74 

The Mecklenburg Presbyterian 4,053.63 

Equipment and repairs 1,040.89 

Stewardship expenses 23.82 

Total Disbursements $27,191.61 27,191.61 

Balance on hand January 10, 1968 $ 464.09 

Check to Central Treasurer 1/25/68 $ 464.09 



62 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Statistical Report 

The Reverend Malcolm Williamson stated that the Statis- 
tical Report had not been completed for the year 1967 due to 
the fact that many of the churches had not mailed their reports 
to him. Presbytery asked Mr. Williamson and Mr. Lawrence to 
work together, and, as soon as possible, forward to the Stated 
Clerk of the Assembly the Statistical Report for Mecklenburg 
Presbytery for the year 1967. 

Reports Of Standing Committees 

1. Attendance — this Report was adopted and is incorporat- 
ed in the enrollment. 

2. Resolutions — This report was given during recess but 
was lated adopted for Minutes. Report given by the Reverend 
A. Rudolph Hendricks. 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg offers thanksgiving to God 
for the Presence of His Holy Spirit in the 259th Stated Meeting 
of Presbytery held at the First Presbyterian Church, Albe- 
marle. We are grateful to the First Church for her gracious 
invitation and the use of her beautiful and inspiring facilities. 
The ladies are to be especially praised for their serving the 
delicious meal. 

3. Records of Presbytery — In the short time we have met 
during Presbytery we see no corrections to be made, and offer 
no changes in the Minutes of Mecklenburg Presbytery of 
October 17, 1967. 

4. Sessional Records — The Reverend Thomas Bryan gave 
the Report on Sessional Records. The Committee on Sessional 
Records reports a total of 97 books submitted. Of these 36 were 
approved without exception and the remainder with excep- 
tion. The following Sessional Records were not submitted: 
Camp Greene, McGee, Six Mile Creek, Lee Park, Hawley Me- 
morial, Indian Hill, Banks and Star. If these books are sub- 
mitted to the April meeting of Presbytery, the Chairman will 
be pleased to examine them and make a supplementary report. 

The following recommendations were adopted: 

(1) That the Sessional Records Committee be instructed 
to revise and amend the Report Blank used in Ses- 
sional Records examination with the purpose of edu- 
cating Clerks of Sessions and improving the quality 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 63 

and accuracy of their Sessional Records books in the 
Presbytery. 

(2) That Clerks of Sessions and Pastors be instructed to 
review their own Sessional Records before bringing 
same to the Presbytery and make recommendations 
to the Sessional Records Committee of the Presby- 
tery that their books be approved with exception, or 
without exception. 

On Motion, the Committee on Re-structuring of Presbytery 
was asked to devise a better method of examining Sessional 
Records and report to Presbytery prior to January 1969. 

The Reverend Robert Turner, Trustee of Davidson College, 
reported on the activities of the Trustees to seek a President to 
succeed Dr. Grier Martin. This was received as information. 

The next Stated Meeting of Presbytery will be held on the 
third Tuesday, April 16, 1968 at the Central Steele Creek Pres- 
byterian Church. 

The Minutes were read and approved. Following prayer 
and Benediction by the Moderator, the Presbytery stood ad- 
journed. 



Oren Moore, Jr. Respectfully submitted, 

Permanent Clerk, Pro Tern. J. Cecil Lawrence 

Stated Clerk 



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INDEX 

259th Stated Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Adjourned Meeting 

Page 

1. Directory of Mecklenburg Presbytery 2-7 

2. Roll of Ministers and Candidates for the Ministry 8-10 

3. Roll of Churches 11-16 

4. Adjourned Meeting 17-20 

5. Organization of Presbytery 21 

6. Enrollment of Presbytery 21-23 

7. The Docket 23-24 

8. Election of Moderator 24 

9. Standing Committees 24 

10. Communications 24-25 

11. Report of Presbytery's Council 25-27 

12. Budgets for 1968 27-34 

13. Report of Christian Education Committee 34-36 

14. Presbytery's Calendar 35 

15. Report of TRAV Committee 36 

16. Report of Commission on the Minister and His Work 36-41 

17. Commissions on Installations 41-44 

18. Installation Commissions Appointed 45-46 

19. Report of Christian Action Committee 46-47 

20. Report of Christian Higher Education Committee 47 

21. Reception of Ministers 47 

22. Report of Nominations Committee 48 

23. Commissioners to the General Assembly elected 48-49 

24. Special Report of the Committee on Evangelism 49-51 

25. Reports of Treasurers 51-60 

26. Re Statistical Report to General Assembly 61 

27. Reports of Standing Committees 61-62 

28. Place of Next Meeting 62 

29. Adjournment 62 



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Covenant Church 
Williams Memorial Church 
McQuay Memorial Church 
Cook's Memorial Church 

Myers Park Church 
Monroe First Church 
Camp Stewart 
Sugaw Creek Church 

Sharon Church 
Bethel Church 
Pleasant Hill Church 
Camp Stewart 

Selwyn Avenue 
Clanton Memorial 
Westminster 
Plaza 

Badin Church 
Philadelphia Church 
Central Steele Creek 
Camp Stewart 

Biscoe Church 
Providence Church 
Westover Hills Church 
Paw Creek Church 

Charlotte First 
Amity Church 
Covenant Church 
Robinson Church 

Sardis Church 
Camp Stewart 
Trinity Church 
Covenant Church 

Steele Creek Church 
Hopewell Church 
Covenant Church 
Selwyn Avenue 

Myers Park 
Rockingham B'irst 
Candor Church 
Westover Hills 

Wilmore Church 
St. Giles Church 
Third Church 
Mulberry Church 

Thomasboro Church 
Forest Hill Church 
Avondale Church 
Caldwell Memorial Church 

St. Giles Church 
Huntersville Church 
Sardis Church 
First Church, Charlotte 

Selwyn Avenue Church 
Hickory Grove Church 
Cook's Memorial Church 
Providence Church 



Jan. 1968 First Church, Albemarle 



MODERATOR 

Rev. J. A. Carriker 
Rev. J. C. Lawrence 

Rev. Watt M. Cooper 
Rev. H. G. Bedinger 
Elder J. B. Kuykendall, Jr 
Rev. Warner L. Hall 

Rev. R. M. Kerr 
Rev C. S. Miller 
Rev. S. M. Hutchison 
Elder Legette Blythe 

Rev. S. H. Zealy 
Rev. R. C. Long 
Rev. I. H. Chadwick 
Elder Joe W. McLaney 

David E. Wilkinson 
Rev. W. M. Boyce 
Rev. A. T. Taylor 
Rev. Ben F. Moore 

Rev. W. B. McSwain 
Rev. Jas. R. Crook 
Rev. Robert Turner 
Rev. J. S. Garner 

Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr. 
Rev. Stewart W. Yandle 
Rev. E. Lee Stoffel 
Elder Angus R. Shaw 

Rev. R. W. Rayburn 
Rev. W. M. Boyce, Jr. 
Rev. James E. Fogartie 
Rev. E. B. Cooper 

Rev. Ben F. Ferguson 
Elder Thomas C. Ruff 
Rev. Stuart Ritchie 
Rev. A. Clarke Dean 

Rev. G. E. Dixon 
Rev. J. E. Craig 
Rev. N. C. Kirkland 
Rev. Marcus Prince, Jr. 

Rev. Harry H. Bryan 
Rev. B. Hoyt Evans 
Rev. D. O. Mclnnis 
Rev. A. B. Montgomery 

Rev. Dwight L. Barker 
Rev. R. E. Hildebrandt 
Dr. Harvey Johnston 
Rev. E. E. Newberry 

Rev. Paul H. Felker 
Rev. John R. McAlpine III 
G. Douglas Aitken 
Rev. W. Chester Keller 

Rev. R. S. Woodson 
Rev. M. R. Williamson 
Joseph W. Grier 
Rev. E. B. Cooper 

Rev. Frank S. Jones 
Rev. T. Duke Williams 
Rev. Eugene Poe 
George Stovall 

Rev. William A. Stewart, 



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MECKLENBURG 
PRESBYTERY 



260th Stated Meeting 
Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church 
Charlotte, North Carolina 

April 16, 1968 



Next Called Meeting 

Forest Hill Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

May 3, 1968 



Volume 9 



Number 2 



MINUTES 

of 

MECKLENBURG 

PRESBYTERY 



Volume 9 Number 2 



260th Stated Meeting 

Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

April 16, 1968 



Next Called Meeting 

Forest Hill Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

May 3, 1968 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

DIRECTORY OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

1968 

Revised to April 16, 1968 

OFFICERS OF THE PRESBYTERY 

Rev. John M. Handley, Moderator, of Spring Meeting, Box 313, 
Huntersville, N. C. 28078 

Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence, Executive Secretary and Stated Clerk 
(1969), P. O. Box 2537, Charlotte, N. C. 28201 

Rev. Angus G. Mclnnis, Field Representative (1968) 1510 Clayton 
Drive, Charlotte, N. C. 28203 

TRUSTEES 
Davidson College — Elected for four years: 

1968— Mr. George S. Crouch (Myers Park), Mr. John Belk (Cald- 
well Memorial), Rev. Warner L. Hall 

1971— Rev. Robert Turner, Mr. W. F. Mulliss (Myers Park) 

Presbytery: 

Mr. David J. Craig, Jr. Chairman, 1112 Granville Road, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28207 

1968— Mr. David J. Craig, Jr. (Myers Park) 

1969— Mr. Philip Hedrick (Westminster) 

1970— Joseph A. Grier, Jr. (Charlotte— First) 

COMMISSIONS 
The Minister and His Work 

Rev. Thomas W. MacLean, Chairman, 2821 Park Road, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28209 

1968 — Rev. Thomas MacLean, Mr. Horace McCall (Troy), Reverend 

Francis O. Alston 
1969— Rev. Russell M. Kerr, Rev. A. Rudolph Hendricks, Mr. 

Jones Y. Pharr (Charlotte — First) 

1970— Rev. Eugene P. Poe, Rev. E. Lee Stoffel, Mr. Russell Ben- 
nett (Rockingham — First) 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Rev. Fred C. Holder, Chairman, 2831 North Sharon Amity 
Rd., Charlotte, N. C. 28205 

1968— Rev. Fred C. Holder, Mr. James B. McMillan (Charlotte- 
First), Mr. G. Douglas Aitken (Avondale) 

1969— Rev. James G. Stuart, Rev. J. Shepherd Russell, Mr. Carlton 
N. Whilden (Covenant) 

1970 — Rev. John H. McVay, Rev. James E. Fogartie, Mrs. William 
Wildermuth (Wadesboro — First), Dr. Thomas N. Massey, 
Jr. (Trinity) 

Advisory Members (Non- Voting) 

Chairmen of the following Commissions and Permanent 

Committees: 

Minister and His Work: Rev. Thomas W. MacLean 

Nominations: Rev. Russell M. Kerr 

Sessional Records: Rev. Thomas C. Bryan 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 3 

World Missions and Overseas Relief: Rev. Eugene Daniel, Jr. 
Annuities and Relief: Rev. Thomas C. Bryan 
Ministerial Education: Rev. Oliver W. Carmichael 
Committee on Examinations: Rev. Warner L. Hall 
Christian Higher Education: Rev. Bob Murdock 
Assembly's Special Causes: Rev. French B. O'Shields 
Homes: Rev. Paul Thrower 
Women's Work: Rev. Robert Woodson 
Christian Action: Rev. Dan L. Durway 

Christianity and Health: Dr. James P. Alexander (Char- 
lotte—First) 

Presbyterian Foundation: Rev. Leonard W. Topping 
Presbyterian Survey: Rev. Francis Alston 
Campus Christian Life: Rev. William K. Leach 
Evangelism: Rev. Leighton Ford 

TRAV (Television, Radio, Audio-Visual): Rev. Glenn B. Rob- 
inson 

Christian Education: Rev. Paul H. Felker 
Executive Committee on Church Extension: Dr. Harvey W. 
Johnston 

Moderator of Presbytery 

The Executive Secretary and Stated Clerk: Rev. J. Cecil 
Lawrence 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. NOMINATIONS: 

Rev. Russell M. Kerr, Chairman, Mint Hill Station, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28212 

1968— Rev. Robert S. Owens, Jr., Rev. Russell Kerr, Mr. H. K. 
Sledge, Jr. (Covenant) 

1969 — Rev. William Stewart, Jr., Rev. David E. Wilkinson, Dr. 
James Hemphill (Rockingham — First) 

1970— Mr. Evan Holyfield (Thomasboro), Rev. Henry S. Robinson, 
Rev. John Laughlin 

2. SESSIONAL RECORDS: 

Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, Chairman, 5218 Kildare Avenue, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28205 

3. WORLD MISSIONS AND OVERSEAS RELIEF: 

Rev. Eugene Daniel, Jr., Chairman, 2501 Oxford Place, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28207 

1968— Rev. Harry Bryan, Mr. J. B. Watt (Steele Creek), Dr. 
Hugh Verner (Myers Park) 

1969— Rev. Eugene Daniel, Jr., Mrs. L. E. McGinn (Cald- 
well Memorial), Mr. R. V. Liles (Wadesboro) 
1970— Rev. Robert James, Mrs. H. F. Porter (Wilmore), Mr. 
James H. Barnhardt (Covenant) 

4. ANNUITIES AND RELIEF: 

Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, Chairman, 5218 Kildare Ave., Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28205 
1968 — Rev. Thomas Bryan, Mrs. J. Cecil Lawrence (Trinity) 

1969— Mr. Burnell S. McGirt (Hamlet), Mr. I. A. Jones (Selwyn 
Avenue) 

1970— Rev. David C. Kennedy, Mr. A. B. Mackey (Covenant) 



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5. MINISTERIAL EDUCATION: 

Rev. Oliver W. Carmichael, 5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28210 

1968 — Rev. A. J. Morrison, Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Dr. Thomas 

Sparrow (Charlotte — First) 
1969— Rev. Oliver Carmichael, Rev. Eldon Wadsworth, Mr. D. B. 

Gettys (Monroe — First) 

1970— Rev. Zane Moore, Rev. Frank H. Caldwell, Mr. Price W. 
Robinson (Commonwealth) 

6. COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS 

Rev. Warner L. Hall, Chairman, 1000 East Morehead Street, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28204 

1968— Rev. Charles L. McDonald, Rev. Robert Turner, Mr. Win- 
throp Long (Westminster) 

1969— Rev. Warner L. Hall, Rev. John H. McVay, Mr. David Wil- 
son (Steele Creek) 

197C — Rev. William A. Stewart, Jr., Rev. Leonard W. Topping, 
Dr. Joe B. McCoy, Jr. (Trinity) 

7. CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION: 

Rev. Bob Murdock, Chairman, Route 1, Stanfield, N. C. 28163 

1968— Rev. Bob Murdock, Rev. W. G. Workman, Mr. McAlister 
Carson, Sr. (Charlotte — First) 

1969— Rev. Daniel Zeluff, Rev. Paul W. Beazley, Mr. James P. 

Sifford (Albemarle — First) 
1970— Rev. Neely D. McCarter, Rev. J. Earl Hartsell, Mr. C. W. 

(Pat) Gilchrist (Trinity) 

8. ASSEMBLY'S SPECIAL CAUSES: 

Rev. French B. O' Shields, Chairman, 5900 Brookhaven 
Road, Charlotte, N. C. 28210 

1968 — Rev. E. B. Cooper, Rev. Roscoe Fisher, Mr. Charles Sellers 
(Westminster) 

1969— Rev. French B. O'Shields, Mrs. Boyd Alexander (Mallard 
Creek), Mr. James Putnam (Amity) 

1970 — Rev. J. Kenneth Craig, Mr. Lewis D. Berryhill (Common- 
wealth), Mr. B. J. Brown (Steele Creek) 

9. HOMES: 

Rev. Paul Thrower, Chairman, 206 Park Avenue, Rocking- 
ham 

1968 — Rev. Paul Thrower, Rev. Shelton Hutchison, Mr. Lee Kerns 
(Williams Memorial) 

1969— Rev. Fred J. Harmon, Mr. Ross Cathey (McGee), Mr. Thomas 
Edwards (Huntersville) 

1970— Mr. S. C. Capps (Central Steele Creek), Mr. Charles N. Fes- 
perman (Mallard Creek) 

10. WOMEN'S WORK: 

Rev. Robert S. Woodson, Chairman, 3211 Providence Road, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28211 



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1968— Rev. Robert S. Woodson 

1969— Rev. James E. Sewell 

1970— Mrs. O. B. Cochran (Mallard Creek) 

11. CHRISTIAN ACTION: 

Rev. Daniel L. Durway, Chairman, 1000 East Morehead 

Street, Charlotte, N. C. 28204 
1968 — Rev. Daniel Durway, Mr. A. Walton Litz (Myers Park) 
1969 — Rev. Charles E. S. Kraemer, Mr. James Barrus (Amity) 
1970— Mr. Randolph Norton (Sardis), Rev. E. T. Thompson, Jr. 

12. CHRISTIANITY AND HEALTH: 

Dr. James P. Alexander, Chairman, Doctors' Building, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28207 
1968 — Dr. Lawrence Boggs (Covenant) 
1969 — Dr. James P. Alexander (Charlotte— First) 
1970— Rev. A. Rudolph Hendricks 

13. PRESBYTERIAN FOUNDATION: 

Rev. Leonard W. Topping, Chairman, 200 W. Trade Street, 

Charlotte, N. C. 28202 

1968 — Rev. Shelton Hutchison, Mr. Joe Boone (Cornelius) 

1969— Rev. Leonard W. Topping 

1970— Mr. H. H. Everett (Trinity), Mr. John W. Walker (West- 
minster), Mrs. B. S. Howell (Charlotte — First) 

14. PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY: 

Rev. Francis Alston, Chairman, Ellerbe, N. C. 28338 
1968 — Rev. Francis Alston 
1969 — Miss Phebe Drye (Albemarle — First) 
1970— Rev. John W. Bolton 

15. CAMPUS CHRISTIAN LIFE: 

Rev. William K. Leach, Chairman, Newell, N. C. 28126 
1968— Rev. William K. Leach, Donald M. MacKay (Sugaw Creek) 
1969— Rev. H. Louis Patrick, Mr. Richard O'Hair (Trinity) 
1970 — Rev. John E. Smylie, Dr. Lawrence K. Boggs (Covenant) 

16. EVANGELISM: 

Rev. Leighton Ford, Chairman, 2900 Coltsgate Road, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28211 

1968 — Rev. Leighton Ford, Mr. J. V. Zimmerman (Williams Me- 
morial), Rev. Fred Turner 

1969— Rev. E. O. Byrd, Jr., Mr. William A. White, Jr. (Myers Park) 

1970 — Rev. Leonard H. Bullock, Mr. Michael G. Myers (Covenant) 

17. TRAV (TELEVISION. RADIO, AUDIO-VISUAL): 

Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Chairman, 7500 Newell-Hickory 
Grove Road, Charlotte, N. C. 28212 



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1988 — Dr. Harold Sluder (Trinity), Mr. Loonis McGlohon (West- 
over Hills) 
1969 — Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Mr. Charles Trexler (Covenant) 
1970— Rev. Marshall E. Tobias, Mr. J. Robert Covington (Myers 
Park) 

18. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: 

Rev. Paul H. Felker, Chairman, 5601 Tuckaseegee Road, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28208 
1968 — Rev. Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, Mr. Jack Hamilton (Steele 
Creek), Rev. Dwight Barker, Rev. W. D. Morton, Mr. Blair 
Cathey (Paw Creek) 

1969 — Rev. Marshall Tobias, Rev. David B. Jenkins, Rev. Charles 
M. Murray, Mr. Boyce M. Brown (Westminster), Mr. Jack 
O. Boyte (Caldwell Memorial), Janna Prange (Westminster) 

1970— Rev. Paul H. Felker, Rev. Robert H. Ramey, Jr., Rev. 
Francis M. Womack, Miss Ruth Farrior (Charlotte — First), 
Mr. Ralph S. Leete (Philadelphia) 

19. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION: 

Dr. Harvey W. Johnston, Chairman, Doctors' Building, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28207 

1968— Rev. Francis B. Mayes, Jr., Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr., Dr. 
Harvey W. Johnston, (Westminster), Mrs. Ray Gardner 
(Seigle Avenue), Rev. Leslie Thompson 

1989 — Rev. J. S. Russell, Rev. Leonard Topping, Rev. John R. 
Mc Alpine, III, Mr. Harold Dillehay (Myers Park), Mr. 
Robert Stokes (Charlotte— First) 

1970 — Rev. James P. Barksdale, Rev. Robert S. Owens, Jr., Mr. 
W. T. Crowder (St. Paul), Mr. John W. Rosebro (Covenant), 
Rev. John M. Handley 

Ex Officio: Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence, Rev. Angus G. Mclnnis (Field 
Representative) 

20. MECKLENBURG CORE GROUP OF THE JOINT PRESBY- 
TERIAN COMMITTEE: 

1968 — Reverend Francis M. Womack, Jr., Mrs. Ernest B. Hunter, 

(Covenant) 
1969 — Rev. Robert F. Henry, Jr., Mrs. Howard Fesperman (Plaza) 
1970 — Reverend Oren Moore, Jr., Joseph W. Grier, Jr., (Charlotte — 

First) 

21. INTER-CHURCH ACTION 

1968 — Reverend John C. Laughlin, G. Don Davidson, Jr., (Coven- 
ant), Joseph W. Grier, Jr. (Charlotte — First) 

1969 — Reverend Francis B. Mayes, Jr., Jones Y. Pharr (Charlotte — 
First), Randolph Norton (Sardis) 

22. CHARLOTTE URBAN MINISTRY 

1968 — Reverend William A. Stewart, Jr., Harold J. Dillehay (Myers 
Park) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 7 

1969 — Reverend Robert S. Owens, Jr., Dr. Thomas N. Massey, Jr. 
(Trinity) 

23. DIRECTORS OF PRESBYTERIAN HOME AT CHARLOTTE, 
INC.: 

Mr. Joe M. Logan (Trinity), Rev. E. Lee Stoffel, Mr. Harry 
P. Stewart (Sharon) 

24. COMMITTEE ON CHAPLAINS: 

Chairman, Campus Christian Life, Rev. William K. Leach. 
Chairman, Church Extension Committee, Dr. Harvey W. 
Johnston (Westminster). Executive Secretary, J. Cecil 
Lawrence. 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. Small Churches: 

Rev. Robert Turner, Chairman, 200 West Trade Street, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28202 

Rev. Russell Kerr, Mr. D. G. Kimbrell (Selwyn Avenue), Mr. R. A. 
Willis, Jr. (Monroe — First) 

2. Ministers' Salaries: 

Mr. Thomas C. Ruff, 806 East Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C. 28202 
Mr. Jones Y. Pharr (Charlotte— First), Mr. George Stovall (Al- 
bemarle — First), Dr. Curtis Fincher (Amity), Mr. I. A. Jones 
(Selwyn Avenue) 

3. Restructure Committee: 

Rev. David Jenkins, Chairman, First Presbyterian Church, Rock- 
ingham, N. C. 28379, Rev. Robert H. Ramey, Jr., Rev. John M. 
Handley, Rev. John E. Smylie, Mr. Randolph Norton (Sardis), 
Mrs. Edmund B. Clark, Jr. (Westminster), Mr. G. Don Davidson, 
(Covenant), Rev. Glenn B. Robinson. 



8 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

Q. N. Huneycutt, H.R. 
J. C. Grier, H.R. 

M. B. Prince, Jr Williams Memorial 

R. A. Young, H.R. 

W. M. Walsh, D.D., H.R. 

Roy F. Whitley, Th.D Monroe First 

Charles E. S. Kraemer, D.D President PSCE 

Warner L. Hall, Ph.D Covenant 

Thomas W. MacLean Avondale 

John A. Carriker, H.R. 

Shelton M. Hutchison Smallwood 

D. S. Chalabie, H.R. 

Carl S. Miller Mt. Gilead, Pee Dee 

W. J. Huneycutt, H.R. 

Roy E. Hoke, H.R Professor 

David E. Wilkinson, D.D Hospital Chaplain 

E. B. Cooper Pageland, Salem 

Russell M. Kerr Philadelphia 

J. E. Wayland, Jr Cornelius, Bethel 

J. S. Garner, H.R. 

W. G. Workman, Ph.D (Professor) Davidson College 

Robert Turner Synod Director C.E. 

Fred C. Holder Amity 

Malcolm R. Williamson, H.R. 

E. Lee Stoffel, D.D Charlotte First 

T. Duke Williams Altan, Bethany 

Leighton S. Ford Evangelist 

G. E. Dixon W. H. Belk 

James E. Fogartie Myers Park 

M. A. Cochrane, Jr Amay James 

Frank S. Jones, H.R. 

Harry H. Bryan, D.D Covenant (Associate) 

J. R. McAlpine, III Steele Creek 

J. Cecil Lawrence, D.D. ... Executive Secretary, Stated Clerk 

Robert S. Woodson, Th.D., H.R Westminster (Associate) 

A. J. Morrison McQuay Memorial 

T. B. Ruff, H.R. 

John R. Cunningham, D.D., H.R. 

Francis O. Alston Ellerbe First 

Angus G. Mclnnis Field Representative 

Daniel L. Durway Covenant (Associate) 

Paul H. Felker Mulberry 

Robert E. Huey, H.R. 

David G. Boyce, Th.M Chaplain 

Glenn B. Robinson Hickory Grove 

Betts Huntley Foreign Missionary 

Oren Moore, Jr Westover Hills 

Roscoe B. Fisher 
Frank L. Goodman, H.R. 

Tracy V. Fisher Cameronian 

Horace H. Hilton, Jr. Sugaw Creek 

William A. Stewart, Jr Seigle Avenue 

John H. McVay Hamlet First 

Leland A. Richardson Chaplain 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 9 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

John M. Handley Huntersville 

James Gordon Stuart Sardis 

H. Louis Patrick, D.D Trinity- 
Francis M. Womack, Jr Robinson 

John C. Laughlin Carmel 

Douglas L. Paulson St. Andrews 

Leonard W. Topping Charlotte First (Associate) 

J. Arthur Beard Marsh ville, New Salem 

Tom A. Cutting, Jr Providence 

David C. Hambrick, Jr Chaplain 

Bob E. Murdock Oakboro, Ridgecrest 

Eugene P. Poe Westminster 

David B. Jenkins Rockingham 

J. Shepherd Russell Albemarle First 

Paul P. Thrower Park Avenue 

James E. Sewell Norwood 

William D. Morton Waxhaw 

Charles L. McDonald Pleasant Hill 

Eugene L. Daniel, Jr Myers Park (Associate) 

Wayne R. Aughinbaugh Cook's Memorial 

Thomas C. Bryan Eastminster 

Francis B. Mayes, Jr Sardis (Associate) 

Marshall E. Tobias Camp Greene 

Paul W. Beazley Camp Walton Stewart (Director) 

Paul A. Home Ramah 

William K. Leach Newell 

A. Merrell Keith Turner, Siler 

W. B. McSwain Walkersville 

Eldon D. Wadsworth Hopewell 

J. Daniel Zeluff Assistant Professor 

Walter D. Clark Inter-Church Action 

Vaughn Earl Hartsell Rourk, McLean 

James H. Sell, Jr Camden, Morven 

Fred P. Turner Albemarle Road 

Lloyd Frederick Griffie Candor 

Edwin O. Byrd, Jr Charlotte Third 

Oliver W. Carmichael Sharon 

Fred J. Harmon Indian Trail 

Charles M. Murray Myers Park (Minister Education) 

F. B. O'Shields St. Giles 

John W. Bolton Caldwell Memorial (Associate) 

A. Rudolph Hendricks South Tryon 

W. H. Jarrett Biscoe 

David C. Kennedy Matthews 

Robert J. James Paw Creek 

Fred R. McAlister Chaplain 

A. Leslie Thompson Pineville 

Dwight L. Barker East 

James P. Barksdale, Jr St Paul 

Zane M. Moore Central Steele Creek 

Robert S. Owens, Jr Plaza 

J. William Stork, H.R. 

Robert H. Ramey, Jr Selwyn Avenue 

Leonard H. Bullock Thomasboro 



10 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

Frank H. Caldwell, Ph.D Presbyterian Foundation 

Kenneth P. Craig Mallard Creek 

Neely McCarter, Ph.D U.T.S. (Professor) 

James N. Biggers Badin 

Robert F. Henry, Jr Associate Chaplain and Supply at Banks 

Henry S. Robinson Memorial 

Carl T. Uzzell St. John 

H. Howard Smith Wadesboro First 

John E. Smylie, Th.D President Queens College 

Ernest T. Thompson, Jr Forest Hill 

Joseph H. J. Vernon Commonwealth 

Edward C. Wilson Selwyn Avenue (Associate) 

Robert W. Rayburn Wilmore 

James O. Pitts Clanton Memorial 

Wilbur D. Kuenzli Plaza (Associate) 

Total Ministers 123 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 11 

ROLL OF CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

William E. Alexander, Union Seminary, Sardis Church. 

Samuel Monroe Busch, Jr. Covenant College, Locust Church. 

George L. Ducker, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Myers Park. 

John M. Duncan, Louisville Seminary, Covenant. 

Charles D. Elliott, Union Seminary, Wilmore Church. 

H. Alan Elmore, Columbia Seminary, Sugaw Creek Church. 

David T. Fisher, Columbia Seminary, Cameronian Church. 

John R. Goodman, Union Seminary, Norman Church. 

Benny E. Gurley, St. Andrews College, Mulberry Church. 

George H. Kuykendall, Jr., Union Seminary, N. Y., Covenant. 

Rodney R. Love, Louisville Seminary, Paw Creek Church. 

David F. Mclnnis, Davidson College, Covenant Church. 

Hoyt F. Nance, Rt. 1, Box 255, Huntersville, N. C, Huntersville 
Church. 

Robert C. Page, III, Chapel Hill, N. C, Covenant Church. 

Javan W. Reid, Jr., Candor Church. Austin Theological Seminary. 

H. Carson Rhyne, Jr., Presbyterian College, Mulberry Church. 

F.n^ene R. Rucker, 1558 Bryson Dr., Decatur, Ga., Plaza Church. 

James H. Shackelford, Divinity School, U. of Chicago, Covenant 
Church. 

Charles R. Sizemore, U. of N. C. — Charlotte, Caldwell Memorial. 
Thomas S. Stukes, U. of N. C. at Chapel Hill, Myers Park Church. 
Kendal] B. Tarleton, Davidson College, Covenant Church. 
Charles A. Van Wagner, Columbia Seminary, Selwyn Ave. Church. 
David C. Verner, Johns Hopkins University, Myers Park Church. 
Roy P. Wilson, Jr., Charlotte, N. C. Avondale Church. 
James Paxton Wray, Princeton Seminary, Sardis Church. 



CANDIDATES FOR LAY SERVICE 

Eleanor Anne Pepi, Princeton Theological Seminary, Myers Park 
Church. 



12 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The Two Hundred Sixtieth 

Stated Meeting of 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church 

April 16, 1968 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg was called to order by the 
Retiring Moderator, Rev. William A. Stewart, Jr., and he led 
the Presbytery in prayer using a prayer by John Donne. Mr. 
Stewart's meditation was on "Jesus and His Opposition and 
His Power", based on Matthew 27:1-2. 

Rev. Mr. Stewart and Rev. Zane M. Moore, assisted by the 
Elders of the Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, led 
the Presbytery in the observance of the Lord's Supper. Elders 
assisting were: Jack C. Austin, Arthur W. Barnes, T. M. Black- 
welder, S. C. Capps, F. M. Funderburk, William P. Inman, 
Robert Neely, Charles G. Potts, J. W. Price, A. Lewis Wilson, 
Jr., Ralph Young, Lester Youngblood. Rev. Zane M. Moore 
pronounced the Benediction at the close of the Communion 
Service. 

Installation Service 

Rev. Paul H. Felker, Chairman of the Installation Com- 
mission, conducted the Installation Service of Rev. Paul W. 
Beazley as Director of the Conference and Retreat Center Pro- 
gram of Mecklenburg Presbytery. Rev. Charles Murray pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. Presbytery responded by 
raising of right hand. The Installational Prayer was led by 
Rev. Francis M. Womack, Jr. The Charge to the Minister was 
delivered by Rev. Robert H. Ramey, Jr., and the Charge to 
Presbytery was delivered by Rev. Robert Turner. J. Cecil 
Lawrence led in prayer after which Presbytery joined in the 
singing of the Doxology, and the Moderator pronounced the 
Benediction. 

The Stated Clerk announced to the Moderator that a 
quorum was present, and the Presbytery proceeded to the 
business at hand. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 13 



Presbytery was enrolled as follows: 

THE ROLL 

Enrollment — The following were present or enrolled during the 
meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers — Dwight L. Barker, James P. Barksdale, J. Arthur 
Beard, Paul W. Beazley, James Biggers, John W. Bolton, Harry H. 
Bryan, Thomas C. Bryan, Leonard H. Bullock, Edwin O. Boyd, Jr., 
Frank H. Caldwell, Oliver W. Carmichael, John A. Carriker, Walter 
Clark, M. A. Cochrane, Edward B. Cooper, Kenneth P. Craig, Tom A. 
Cutting, Jr., Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., G. E. Dixon, Daniel L. Durway, 
Paul H. Felker, T. V. Fisher, James E. Fogartie, Leighton S. Ford, 
J. S. Garner, J. C. Grier, Frederick Griffie, John M. Handley, Fred 
J. Harmon, Vaughn Earl Hartsell, A. Rudolph Hendricks, Robert F. 
Henry, Jr., Horace H. Hilton, Jr., Fred C. Holder, Paul A. Home, Q. N. 
Huneycutt, Robert J. James, W. H. Jarrett, David B. Jenkins, Frank S. 
Jones, A. M. Keith, David C. Kennedy, Russell M. Kerr, Wilbur D. 
Kuenzli, J. Cecil Lawrence, William K. Leach, Thomas W. MacLean, 
John R. McAlpine, III, Neeiy McCarter, Charles L. McDonald, Angus 
G. Mclnnis, John H. McVay, Francis B. Mayes, Jr., Carl S. Miller, 
Oren Moore, Jr., Zane M. Moore, A. J. Morrison, W. D. Morton, Bob 
E. Murdock, Charles M. Murray, French B. O'Shields, Jr., Robert S. 
Owens, Jr., Eugene P. Poe, James O. Pitts, Marcus B. Prince, Jr., 
Robert H. Ramey, Robert W. Rayburn, Glenn B. Robinson, Henry S. 
Robinson, Thomas B. Ruff, James H. Sell, Jr., James E. Sewell, H. 
Howard Smith, William A. Stewart, Jr., E. Lee Stoffel, J. W. Stork, 
James G. Stuart, A. Leslie Thompson, Ernest Trice Thompson, Jr., 
Paul P. Thrower, Marshall E. Tobias, Jr., Leonard W. Topping, Fred P. 
Turner, Robert Turner, Carl T. Uzzell, Joseph Henry J. Vernon, Eldon 
D. Wadsworth, Walter M. Walsh, John E. Wayland, Roy F. Whitley, 
T. Duke Williams, D. E. Wilkinson, Edward C. Wilson, Francis M. 
Womack, Jr., Robert S. Woodson, R. A. Young, J. Daniel Zeluff. 

Ministers Excused — Wayne R. Auginbaugh, David Boyce, Frank 
L. Goodman, Warner L. Hall, Shelton M. Hutchison, John C. Laughlin, 
Louis Patrick, Douglas L. Paulson, J. Shepherd Russell. 

Minister Unexcused — Francis Alston. 

Ministers Granted Permission to Leave Presbytery — Leonard 
Bullock, Leighton S. Ford, Eugene P. Poe, James E. Sewell, James G. 
Stuart, Ernest Trice Thompson, Jr., John E. Wayland. 

Ruling Elders Present— C. G. Boone, Albemarle-First; W. T. 
Robinson, Albemarle Road; Mrs. R. J. Snell, Amity; Guilford C. Old- 
ham, Avondale; A. C. Gardner, Badin; Roy Carter, Banks; William A. 
Smith, W. H. Belk; J. Wilson Alexander, Bethel; Buford A. Price, 
Bethlehem; Charlie Miller, Biscoe; H. E. Lester, Sr., Caldwell Me- 
morial; Hubert Beck, Camden; Colon McDonald, Cameronian; J. W. 
Hawfield, Camp Greene; J. D. Harris, Candor; A. F. Sloan, Carmel; 
William P. Inman, Central Steele Creek; Charles W. Patterson, Char- 
lotte-First; E. T. Windham, Sr., Clanton Memorial; Charles Baker, 
Commonwealth; Crosby A. Dunn, Cooks Memorial; Marvin J. Brad- 
ford, Cornelius; A. B. Mackey, R. C. Hord, A. S. Plexico, Covenant; 
Earl Talbert, East; J. M. Altman, Eastminster; Ralph L. Cox, Ellerbe; 



14 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

W. S. Buchanan, Forest Hill; Jack Kanipe, First Union; Richard 
Fetner, Hamlet; Ralph Miller, Hickory Grove; C. W. Kidd, Sr., Hope- 
well; Robert McAuley, Huntersville; J. W. Shaffer, Indian Trail; E. R. 
Hyder, Johnston Memorial; Robert Smith, Locust; Daniel J. McCaskill, 
Macedonia; Reece W. Thomas, Mallard Creek; George D. McRae, Jr., 
Marks Creek; Mrs. M. R. Gibson, Marshville; N. O. Alexander, Mat- 
thews; Roy Cooper, McGee; A. A. Clark, McQuay Memorial; Ross 
Summerville, Memorial; W. Harvey Morrison, Jr., Monroe-First; John 
N. Wall, Morven; Harold F. McFayden, Mt. Carmel; Frank F. White, 
Mulberry; William M. Barnhardt, John L. Ranson, Jr., K. Martin 
Waters, Jr., Myers Park; J. B. Clark, Newell; Walter T. Upchurch, 
Norwood; Sammy Snipes, Pageland; James C. Thompson, Park Ave- 
nue; J. R. Wingate, Paw Creek; Julius Thompson, Pee Dee; W. O. 
Wilson, Philadelphia; J. H. Garrison, Pineville; Lewis Reid, Plaza; 
C. L. Choate, Pleasant Hill; J. D. Morgan, Providence; Clyde Shinn, 
Ramah; William Lambert, Ridgecrest; R. C. McLean, Rockingham- 
First; Robert L. Hill, Robinson; S. G. Autry, St. Andrews; Jack T. 
Brawley, St. Giles; C. O. McCall, St. John; Edd W. DeArmon, Jr., St. 
Paul; WiUiam C. Self, Sardis; G. B. Carrier, Jr., Selwyn Avenue; 
George W. Elliott, Jr., Sharon; Patterson Keels, Siler; William D. Loy, 
Jr., Steele Creek; G. D. Privette, Stephenson; M. Lee Trexler, Sugaw 
Creek; Thomas L. Perkins, Third; Ross Miller, Sr., Thomasboro; A. T. 
Russell. Troy; Parks McCorkle, Turner; Elbert C. Griffin, Unionville; 
James Cameron, Wadesboro; W. N. Davis, Jr., Waxhaw; Edmund B. 
Clark, Jr., Westminster; Wayne A. Carriker, Westover Hills; R. L. 
Penninger, Williams Memorial; J. R. Jamison, Wilmore. 

Churches Excused — Norman, South Tryon. 

Churches Unexcused — Altan, Amay James, Benton Heights, 
Bethany, Beulah, Hawley Memorial, Indian Hill, Lee Park, Marston, 
McLean, Mt. Gilead, New Salem, Oakboro Rehoboth, Rourk, Salem, 
Seigle Avenue, Six Mile Creek, Smallwood, Star, Trinity, Unionville, 
Walkers ville. 

Elders representing their respective sessions for the first 
time were accredited and welcomed to the Court. 

Dr. J. N. Brown, of Kings Mountain Presbytery, was in- 
troduced to the Moderator and was invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

Oren Moore, Jr. and G. E. Dixon were made Clerks, Pro. 
Tern. 

Moderator 

Rev. John M. Handley, Moderator-Nominee, was elected 
Moderator by acclamation. 

Rev. Zane M. Moore, the Host Pastor, welcomed the Court, 
and presented the Docket, which was approved as amended, 
setting the lunch recess from 12:30 to 1:30 P.M. 



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THE DOCKET 

1. Opening Worship by Moderator — Reverend William A. Stewart, Jr. 

2. Communion Service administered by Reverend William A. Stew- 
art, Jr. and Reverend Zane M. Moore. 

3. Installation of Reverend Paul W. Beazley. 

4. Memorials. 

5. Enrollment of Presbytery. 

6. Election of Moderator — Reverend John M. Handley, Nominee. 

7. Report of Committee on Arrangements — Reverend Zane M. Moore. 

8. Appointment of Standing Committees. 

1. Bills and Overtures. 

2. Judiciary. 

3. Attendance. 

4. Resolutions. 

9. Communications. 

10. Reports of Executive and Permanent Committees. 

1. Presbytery's Council — Reverend Fred Holder, Chairman 

2. Committee on Church Extension — Dr. Harvey W. Johnston, 
Chairman. 

3. Presbytery and Synod's Minutes — Reverend Thomas C. Bryan, 
Chairman. 

4. Women's Work — Dr. Robert S. Woodson, Chairman 

5. Committee on Homes — Reverend Paul Thrower, Chairman. 

6. Overtures — Annuities and Relief — Reverend Thomas C. Bryan, 
Chairman. 

7. Evangelism. 

11. Report of Commissions. 

1. The Minister and His Work — Reverend Tom MacLean, Chair- 
man. 

2. Other Commissions. 

3. Paul Felker— "The Crisis" 

4. Charles Murray— "Youth World and Church" 

12. Reception of Ministers and Candidates. 

1. Report of Committee on Examination — Dr. Warner L. Hall, 
Chairman. 

13. Calls for Pastors and Supplies. 

14. Reports of Standing Committees (Number 8 above). 

15. Unfinished Business — Robert Owens on Festival of Faith. 

16. New Business — Committee on Homes-Re: Alexander Children's 
Center. 

17. Place of Next Meeting. 

18. Nomination of Moderator (First Order after Lunch). 

19. Reading and Adoption of Minutes. 

20. Adjournment with Apostolic Benediction. 



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There were no Memorials. 

The Church Extension Committee was excused from Pres- 
bytery for a meeting of the Committee. 

Communications 

The Stated Clerk presented the following communications 
which were referred or disposed as stated: 

1. Request for excused absences: referred to Standing 
Committee on Attendance. 

2. Request from the Turner and Siler churches for a 
change in terms of the Call of their Pastor was granted as 
follows: Salary $2600.00, Annuity 10%, Travel Expense $550.00 
— Turner Presbyterian Church; Salary $2600.00 Annuity 10%, 
Travel Expense $480.00 — Siler Presbyterian Church. 

3. Evangelistic literature from the Synod was referred to 
Leighton Ford for later distribution. 

Standing Committees 

The Moderator appointed the following Standing Commit- 
tees: 

Bills and Overtures: William A. Stewart, Jr., Chairman; 
James P. Barksdale, Jr.; William Loy, Jr., Steele Creek. 

Judiciary: David Wilkinson, Chairman; E. F. Sloan, Carmel; 
Edmund B. Clark, Jr., Westminster. 

Records of Church Courts: Thomas C. Bryan, Chairman; 
Robert F. Henry, Jr., A. B. Mackey, Covenant. 

Attendance: Mrs. R. J. Snell, Amity, Chairman; Guilford 
Oldham, Avondale; J. Arthur Beard. 

Resolutions: Vaughn Earl Hartsell, Chairman; J. H. Garri- 
son, Pineville; Buford Price, Bethlehem. 

Rev. T. A. Cutting, Jr. requested Presbytery to dissolve 
the pastoral relationship between himself and the Providence 
Presbyterian Church effective May 31, 1968. Mr. Cutting has 
enrolled in the Doctor of Religion Degree Program at The 
Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois. Presbytery 
granted permission for him to labor outside bounds of Presby- 
tery for the duration of this study. 



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Report Of Presbytery's Council 

The Report of Presbytery's Council was made by Rev. 
Fred C. Holder, Chairman. The section relative to Alexander 
Children's Center was referred to the Committee on Homes 
for further clarification and does not appear here. Presbytery 
adopted the report as amended: 

Part I 

The Council held two meetings since the winter meeting of Pres- 
bytery, as of the writing of this report. The Council has established 
the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 P.M. as its stated meeting 
time. 

Matters of General Interest: 
February 14, 1968 

1. The Council and Central Treasurer are considering ways to 
assist churches toward the goal of making systematic payments 
to benevolences. 

2. Council organization structure: A Council Stewardship Com- 
mittee was appointed consisting of 

G. Douglas Aitken, Convenor 
J. Shepherd Russell, Jr. 
Dr. Thomas N. Massey, Jr. 
A Budget and Finance Committee was appointed made up of 
James G. Stuart, Convener 
James E. Fogartie 
Carleton N. Whilden 
Mrs. William Wildemuth 

3. Consideration was given to having a called meeting of Presby- 
tery — possibly the second Tuesday in September — for the pur- 
pose of Stewardship and Budgets. 

March 13, 1968 

1. Authorized receipt of $2,900.00 from the Belk Foundation to 
be used as follows: 

$1,000.00 History of Providence Church for ministers 
of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

$1,000.00 Synod's Christian Education Committee 

$ 900.00 Summer student workers in the Presbytery 

Also authorized receipt of $1,000.00 from Belk Foundation to 
be given to churches in Richmond County. The Executive Sec- 
retary and Chairman of Church Extension were asked to notify 
Central Treasurer how funds were to be expended. 

2. Authorized $100.00 from special Council funds to purchase 
mimeograph machine for Camp Stewart. 

3. Authorized Central Treasurer to be custodian of the account 
for the Charlotte Urban Ministry. 

4. Approved request of Special Committee on Evangelism (which 
is working with the Permanent Committee) to request a called 
meeting of Presbytery, May 3, 1968, 3:00-9:00 P.M. (dinner 
served) for the purpose of discussing matters related to evan- 
gelism. Also received information regarding plans for a Work- 



18 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

shop on Evangelism to be held Monday evening, May 6 and 
Tuesday, May 7, led by Rev. Bruce Larson. Place to be an- 
nounced — probably Camp Stewart. 

5. Heard reports from various committees with following items 
of action of interest to Presbytery: 

a. Appointed, for Church Extension, Mr. Randolph Norton and 
Rev. Robert Ramey to attend special interdenominational 
meeting on Charlotte Religious Ministries at Dilworth 
Methodist Church, March 17, 1968. 

b. Made note of need for summer meeting of Presbytery upon 
information from Committee on Ministerial Education. 

c. Commission on Minister and His Work was requested to 
clarify its report on minimum salary and report to the 
April Meeting of Council. 

(Committees Reporting: Church Extension, Ministerial Education, 
Synod and Presbytery Minutes' Committees, Homes, Commission 
on the Minister and His Work.) 

6. The docket for the spring meeting of Presbytery was amended 
and approved. 

7. Special Items: 

a. Overtures to Presbytery for Synod and Presbytery Minutes' 
Committee were cleared for presentation to Presbytery. 
(They should be handled by the Bills and Overtures Com- 
mittee.) 

b. Mr. W. Terry Young, of the Board of Directors of Alexander 
Children's Center was heard with regard to declining sup- 
port from area churches. His requests were noted and re- 
ferred to the Committee on Homes. 

It is recommended: 

That a called Meeting of Presbytery be approved for May 3, 
1968, 3:00-9:00 P.M. for the purpose of discussing concerns for and 
about evangelism. Place of this Meeting will be set by Council of 
Presbytery. 

MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY'S CENTRAL TREASURER 
FINANCIAL REPORT — FEBRUARY 1968 

Bal. on Hand Receipts Total 
RECEIPTS: Feb. 1968 Feb. 1968 Receipts 

I. Benevolences 

General Assembly $ $ 28,763.20 $ 28,763.20 

Synod of N. C 15,679.08 15,679.08 

II. Business Fund 5,474.18 9,280.24 14,754.42 

III. Church Extension 3,774.36 6,842.00 10,616.36 

IV. Christian Education 1,965.80 1,841.85 3,807.65 

V. Committee on Evangelism 42.38 874.32 916.70 

VI. Ministerial Education 39.24 293.32 332.56 

VII. Minister and His Work 1,101.48 87.01 1,188.49 

VIII. Chapel Hill Sanctuary 174.04 174.04 

IX. Presbytery's Council 2,778.71 954.30 3,733.01 

X. Church and Manse Fund 62.00 35.00 97.00 

Total $15,238.15 $ 64,824.36 $ 80,062.51 



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DISBURSEMENTS Jan. 1968 Feb, 1968 Total 

I. *Benevolences 

General Assembly 24,407.06 28,763.20 53,170.26 

Synod of N. C 15,570.18 15,679.08 31,249.26 

II. Business Fund 12,850.73 7,489.31 20,340.04 

III. Church Extension 4,744.99 6,990.68 11,735.67 

IV. Christian Education 877.58 3,028.61 3,906.19 

V. Committee on Evangelism 

VI. Ministerial Education 

VII. Minister and His Work 40.00 243.12 283.12 

VIII. Chapel Hill Sanctuary 117.69 174.04 291.73 

IX. Presbytery's Council 670.09 796.60 1,466.69 

X. Church and Manse Fund 97.00 97.00 

Total $59,278.32 $ 63,261.64 $122,539.96 

♦Includes $12,952 designated for 1967 



Committee or 
Fund 



Total 
Total Disb. 

Budgeted Receipts Jan.- 

1963 Jan.-Feb. 1968 Feb. '68 



I. 



II. 

III. 

IV. 

V. 

VI. 

VII. 

VIII. 

IX. 

X. 



Benevolences 

General Assembly 399,610.00 

Synod of N. C 272,061.00 

Business Fund 62,258.09 

Church Extension 119,193.00 

Christian Education 50,556.78 

Minister and His Work 2,582.64 

Com. on Evangelism 1,474.90 

Ministerial Education 1,372.70 

Chapel Hill Sanctuary 3,000.00 

Presbytery's Council 15,588.00 

Church and Manse 

Total $139,340.83 $122,539.96 

Balance on hand March 1, 1968 $ 16,800.87 

C. B. Baird, Central Treasurer 
Mecklenburg Presbytery 



53,170.26 


53,170.26 


31,249.26 


31,249.28 


27,605.15 


20,340.04 


15,361.35 


11,735.67 


4,685.23 


3,906.19 


1,228.49 


283.12 


916.79 




332.56 




291.73 


291.73 


4,403.10 


1,466.69 


97.00 


97.00 



Communications 



Part II 



1. Campus Crusade for Christ, International requested fifteen 
minutes on Presbytery's Docket on April 16. This request was 
denied with the amendment that Presbytery be asked to excuse 
members of Presbytery who would like to attend the luncheon. 

2. Council approved the request of the Christian Education Com- 
mittee for time on the Docket to hear Charles Murray speak 
concerning Sara Little's book, "Youth, World and Church", 
allowing him five minutes on the Docket — Item 16, under "New 
Business". 

3. Council joined Paul Felker, Chairman of Presbytery's Commit- 
tee on Christian Education, in requesting Presbytery to hear 



20 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

him on the subject, "The Crisis" — Item 3, No. 11 on the Docket. 

4. The Executive Secretary stated to the Council that a deed for 
4 additional acres of land adjacent to the deed for 4 acres in 
1967 had been recorded and delivered. (Property on York Road) 

Reports 

1. Stewardship Committee: Mr. Aitken reported that a filmstrip 
can be made available to churches showing the work of the 
Assembly, Synod, Presbytery and local church. Presbytery 
would pay $50.00 for their part in the production of this film- 
strip and the local churches would pay $15.00. Council approved 
$50.00 be expended by Presbytery for the purpose of develop- 
ing this filmstrip and that churches be urged to follow this 
program. 

2. Church Extension: Council approved the request of the Church 
Extension Committee that the Executive Secretary be per- 
mitted a period of two weeks for the sole purpose of securing 
funds outside the Benevolent Budget of Presbytery for First 
Presbyterian Church, Rockingham. (Presbytery suspended rules 
for this purpose) 

"Councils of Catawba and Mecklenburg presbyteries met on April 
7 to discuss events of recent days and suggested that the two councils 
appoint three persons each to come together to try to identify existing 
situations, determine an order of priority and devise a strategy to 
follow. The advisability of forming another special committee was dis- 
cussed, and Council recommended that the Christian Action Com- 
mittee assume this responsibility and report back to Council on May 
8, 1968; that if the Chairman cannot be present for this work, a Vice- 
Chairman be designated; that this Committee work with Catawba 
Presbytery; and that William A. Stewart, Jr. work in a consultant 
capacity as needed." 



MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY'S CENTRAL TREASURER 
FINANCIAL REPORT — March, 1968 

Balance 

on Hand Receipts Total 

RECEIPTS Mar. L 1968 Mar. 1968 Mar. 1968 

I. Benevolences 

General Assembly $ $ 29,975.68 $ 29,975.68 

Synod of No. Carolina $ 15,377.05 15,377.05 

II. Business Fund $ 7,265.11 3,776.42 11,041.53 

III. Church Extension 3,625.68 6,717.86 10,343.54 

IV. Christian Education 779.04 1,760.13 2,539.17 

V. Committee on Evangelism 916.70 42.73 959.43 

VI. Ministerial Education 332.56 56.97 389.53 

VII. Minister and His Work 945.37 85.46 1,030.83 

VIII. Chapel Hill Sanctuary 170.91 170.91 

IX. Presbytery's Council 2,936.41 2,878.31 5,814.72 

X. Church and Manse Fund 1,565.50 1,565.50 

Total Receipts $ 16,800.87 $ 62,407.02 $ 79,207.89 



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21 



DISBURSEMENTS 



Jan.-Feb. '68 March/68 



I. 



II. 

III. 

IV. 

V. 

VI. 

VII. 

VIII. 

IX. 

X. 



^Benevolences 

General Assembly $ 

Synod of No. Carolina 

Business Fund 

Church Extension 

Christian Education 

Committee on Evangelism 

Ministerial Education 

Minister and His Work 

Chapel Hill Sanctuary 

Presbytery's Council 

Church and Manse Fund 



53,170.26 
31,249.26 
20,340.04 
11,735.67 
3,906.19 



283.12 

291.73 

1,466.69 

97.00 



29,975.68 

15,377.05 

7,515.94 

6,886.27 

2,461.41 



258.00 

170.91 

2,656.38 



Total 

83,145.94 
46,626.31 
27,855.98 
18,621.94 
6,367.60 



541.12 

462.64 

4,123.07 

97.00 



Total Disbursements $122,539.96 $ 65,301.64 $187,841.60 

-Includes $12,952 Designated for 1967. 



Committee 
or Fund 



Total 
Receipts 
Budgeted Jan.- 
1968 Mar. 1968 



I. 



II. 
III. 

IV. 

V. 

VI. 

VII. 

VIII. 

IX. 

X. 



Benevolences 

General Assembly $399,610.00 

Synod of No. Carolina 272,061.00 

Business Fund 62,258.09 

Church Extension 119,193.00 

Christian Education 50,556.78 

Committee on Evangelism 1,474.90 

Ministerial Education 1,372.70 

Minister and His Work 2,582.64 

Chapel Hill Sanctuary 3,000.00 

Presbytery's Council 15,588.00 

Church and Manse 



$ 



83,145.94 

46,626.31 

31,381.57 

22,079.21 

6,445.36 

959.43 

389.53 

1,313.95 

462.64 

7,281.41 

1,662.50 



$ 



Total 

Disb. 

Jan.- 

Mar. 1968 

83,145.94 
46,626.31 
27,855.98 
18,621.94 
6,367.60 



541.12 

462.64 

4,123.07 

97.00 



Total $201,747.85 $187,841.60 

Balance on hand April 1, 1968 $ 13,906.25 

C. B. Baird, Central Treasurer 
Mecklenburg Presbytery- 
Report Of The Church Extension Committee 

Rev. Francis B. Mayes, Jr. reported for the Church Ex- 
tension Committee and presented a Resolution. The Report 
and the Resolution were adopted as follows: 

The Executive Committee of the Church Extension Committee has 
sought to the best of its capabilities to be faithful in carrying out the 
program of this Presbytery in cooperating with the Board of National 
Ministries, and the Committee sees this to be its major function as 
well as keeping the Presbytery abreast of current trends and move- 
ments within the area of our responsibility. 

The Church Extension Committee is organized into four sub-commit- 
tees: 

1. Urban Ministry — under the Chairmanship of Francis B. Mayes, Jr. 



12 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

2. Appropriations and Personnel — under the Chairmanship of Rob- 
ert Stokes 

3. Parish and Property — under the Chairmanship of J. E. Wayland, 
Jr. 

4. Interpretation and Research — under the Chairmanship of John M. 
Handley 

The first part of this Quarterly Report will concern aid receiving 
churches. 

1. W. H. Belk — This church has recently improved its physical plant 
with an air conditioning, and new housing developments in the 
area should produce increased growth and possibly self support. 

2. Albemarle Road — The new church building is currently being 
erected which will later be used as a Youth Building in the overall 
master plan. This initial building with furnishings and landscaping 
will cost approximately $185,000. 

3. East — This church has already outgrown its facilities and expects 
continued growth. It has been necessary for Presbytery to increase 
its contributions to this church because of the large building debt. 

4. Memorial — This church has been organized since the last report to 
Presbytery, and the Reverend Henry Robinson has been installed 
as pastor. This church will probably be self supporting within a 
two year period. 

5. Pineville — The Pineville Church has recently completed its plans 
for a church to be located at the corner of Park Road and the road 
serving Quail Hollow School. Building will probably start within 
the year. 

6. St. John — This church has installed a new minister, Reverend Carl 
Uzzell. There is expected growth in the area, but the competition 
with other protestant bodies is keen. 

7. Amay James — This church has great potential with the support of 
Presbytery and with work by its own members in the community. 
It has the potential to become self supporting and has a vital 
ministry in this area. It should appeal to the black people moving 
into the nearby formerly white areas. 

8. South Tryon — This church is over-flowing on Sunday morning un- 
der the leadership and guidance of the Reverend Rudolph Hend- 
ricks. His goal is to make it self supporting. If we of the Presbytery 
stand behind him, we will be proud of the results that can be 
accomplished. Many of the members live outside the immediate 

community, and as more black people move into the Clanton Park 
Area, they should be attracted to this church. 

9. Seigle Avenue — This church has an integrated membership. Mem- 
bers still come from Piedmont Courts, but the bulk of the leader- 
ship comes from the members who live outside this neighborhood. 
There are many fascinating things happening at Seigle and many 
of our churches are taking an active interest in this area. You will 
hear more about this at future Presbytery Meetings. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 23 

10. Smallwood — The Reverend Shelton Hutchison has been called by 
the congregation for another year to serve as Stated Supply. Under 
his leadership the church is 90% black, and shows signs of becom- 
ing self supporting in the near future. This is due to the economic 
level of its members. This church will be all black within five 
years as the white leadership phases itself out. 

11. Stephenson-Unionville — These churches are searching for a min- 
ister now that Dr. Q. N. Huneycutt no longer serves this parish. 

12. Lee Park and Beulah — These churches are currently being served 
by Dr. Q. N. Huneycutt with concurrence of the Board of An- 
nuities. 

13. Aid Receiving Churches other than these mentioned have been 
provided with Sunday morning services on a temporary basis. 

14. Banks Church — Banks Church is currently being served by The 
Reverend Robert Henry as Stated Supply. He also has served as 
Chaplain in the Hospitals. This is not an ideal relationship. He is 
needed for full time hospital work and the Banks Church needs 
a more permanent arrangement. This has been a satisfactory ar- 
rangement to date, but all concerned realize that it is only tem- 
porary. 

15. Albemarle — The Church Extension Committee has purchased the 
desired property on the highway between Albemarle and New 
London (7 acres) for a new church and will make final payment 
this year. 

16. Indian Trail Properly — We still owe about $12,000 in principals 
and interest after this year, and within the next few years it is 
hoped that the Indian Trail Church will locate on this property. 

17. Derita — The Joint Commission charged with the oversight of the 
First Union Church (Nevin and Allen Hills) has been notified that 
this property is available for their church if they should desire to 
locate on this property. This has the blessings of Hal Hyde. 

18. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Property is being 
held to determine the type of ministry needed in this area. It is 
hoped that this will be a PAN Presbyterian undertaking. 

19. There are no immediate plans for the use of the Weddington Road 
Property or the Nations Ford Road property for new churches. 

20. The Reverend Angus Mclnnis is serving Benton Heights Church 
and they have made impressive gains under his direction. Addi- 
tional property has been purchased, and they are looking forward 
to building an Educational Building. 

21. Urban Work 

a. We would like to remind Presbytery that the Board of National 
Ministries is partially funding the 10th Street Teen Center and 
the Inter Church Action. Both of these ministries are in the 
process of adding personnel for extension of their outreach. 

b. The Reverend Dick Perkins is coming at the suggestion of the 



2\ MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Board of National Ministries to tell us about the ecumenical 
work in Richmond. 

c. The summer program will be held this year at South Tryon and 
Amay James Churches. 

d. The Urban Committee and the Committee on Research and In- 
terpretation are planning a series of studies on Transitional 
Churches. There is growing concern on the part of the Church 
Extension Committee regarding the increasing number of these 
churches. The Research Committee hopes to provide information 
to these churches and to serve to assist these churches during 
this critical period. 

22. Lake Norman — Under the category of special ministries, the 
Methodist Church has asked us to participate in this summer min- 
istry. The Methodist Church will provide a seminary student from 
Duke and our contribution of $250 is not for salary, but for edu- 
cational and recreational equipment for program implementation. 
Religious services are held at the Old Camp Ground and other 
areas during the summer and the attendance there was far greater 
than in the area churches. 

23. Our Plight — A tight budget — Programs and participation in ecu- 
menical work and in our own aid receiving churches cost money. 
The salaries to the ministers in aid receiving churches must be 
increased at possibly the expense of other items that were sub- 
mitted in our budget to Presbytery. There are borderline self 
supporting churches that may also need help in this area. Taking 
care of our personnel comes first, and we implore this Presbytery 
not to let our programs suffer for lack of funds. 

24. Your Committee this year does not plan to organize any new 
churches but hopes to strengthen those churches that already exist. 

25. One of the problems that this Committee has found is the poor 
communication existing between this Committee, the Presbytery, 
and its local churches, and it is hoped that the new Sub-committee 
on Intrepretation and Research will be invited to explain or com- 
municate this program to the local churches. 

26. Religious Ministries Committee requests Presbytery participate in 
the formative stages of the urban work in Charlotte. 

Recommendations 

1. That the Presbytery approve our participation in the formative 
stages of the Religious Ministries Committee. This is an ecumenical 
attempt to coordinate urban work. That it authorize representatives 
to attend these meetings and report back to Presbytery's Council 
and its appropriate Committees. 

2. Special Ministries: That Presbytery take part in the Lake Norman 
Summer Ministry and contribute $250. 

3. That the Reverend Shelton Hutchison be commended for his work 
at the Smallwood Presbyterian Church and that Presbytery give 
him its full cooperation. 



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4. That the Reverend Bill Stewart and the membership of the Seigle 
Avenue Church be commended for the work that they are doing 
under increasing financial and emotional strain. The membership 
is to be commended for its openness to new opportunities and 
willingness to take part in any new work that is undertaken. We 
cordially invite the Presbytery to visit in this church. 

RESOLUTION OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES 

WHEREAS, Inter-Church Action Committee has determined that 
its work in the Belmont area of the City of Charlotte would be en- 
hanced by having the Reverend Walter Clark and his family reside 
in the area and has requested Mecklenburg Presbytery to purchase 
suitable residence for such purpose; and 

WHEREAS, the Church Extension Committe of the Mecklenburg 
Presbytery has considered and approved such request; and 

WHEREAS, an option has been obtained to purchase from Mrs. 
Genevieve Griffith a house and lot located at 804 East Seventeenth 
Street in Charlotte, North Carolina, at a price of Ten Thousand Six 
Hundred Dollars ($10,600.00); and 

WHEREAS, Mutual Building and Loan Association has agreed to 
loan Mecklenburg Presbytery Ten Thousand Five Hundred Dollars 
($10,500.00) for a period of fifteen (15) years at seven per cent (7%) 
per annum, said loan being payable in monthly installments of Ninety- 
Four Dollars and Thirty-Eight Cents ($94.38) per month; and 

WHEREAS, the Inter-Church Action Committee, from its regular 
budget, has agreed to pay the closing costs and the difference between 
the proceeds of the loan and the purchase price and to enter into a 
lease of the property for a period of four (4) years at a rental suf- 
ficient to make the payments to Mutual Savings & Loan Association, 
to pay ad valorem taxes, to pay the premium on fire and casualty in- 
surance, to provide public liability insurance and to assume responsi- 
bility for the maintenance, upkeep and repair of the premises during 
the term of the lease. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: 

1. The Trustees of Mecklenburg Presbytery are authorized, in the 
name of Mecklenburg Presbytery, to: 

(a) Purchase said property at a price of Ten Thousand Six Hun- 
dred Dollars ($10,600.00) and to acquire said property. 

(b) Borrow Ten Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($10,500.00) from 
Mutual Savings & Loan Association on the terms and conditions 
above stated. 

(c) Lease said property for a period of four (4) years to Inter- 
Church Action Committee upon the terms and conditions above stated. 

2. The Trustees are authorized and directed to execute any and 
all papers which may be required in order to carry out the intent and 
purposes of this Resolution. 



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Report Of The Committee On Church Court Records 

The following Report was made by Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, 
Chairman, and was adopted: 

Your Standing Committee on the Records of the Synod and Presbytery- 
has examined the latest Minutes of these Courts and submits the 
following: 

I. The Minutes of Synod, 1967, 154th Annual Sessions. 

These actions were taken for the attention of Presbyteries: 

1. By the Committee on Attendance: Because Synod is a Court 
of the Church that Camps, Vacation Church Schools, Con- 
ferences, and other programs should not be scheduled to 
conflict with Synod's meeting, if this means that members 
of the Court will be prevented from attending (it). 

2. Recommendation from the Committee on Christianity and 
Health: that Presbyteries committees (of this title) set up a 
scholarship or scholarships to enable Pastors to attend a 
good Pastoral Counselling Institute. 

3. Report of Ad-Interim Committee to Study Presbyteries 
Boundaries. Quotation: ". . . the steering committee of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery, in their boundary request gave a 
full presentation. . . " The following recommendations fol- 
low: a. That Synod answer the specific request of Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery in the negative, giving its reasons therefor, 
and recommend a tentative alignment of Presbytery bound- 
aries; that Mecklenburg Presbytery be composed of all 
churches in Mecklenburg County including the Davidson 
College Church. (Other Presbytery boundaries, B. on Page 
K96) 

b. that the Ad-Interim Committee, or a similar one, negoti- 
ate with the Presbyteries affected with a view to presenting 
a plan to the 1968 meeting of Synod for adoption, with an 
effective date of Jan. 1, 1969. 

II. The Minutes of Presbytery, Adjourned Meeting, November 
28, 1967, and 259th stated meeting, January 23, 1968. 

These Minutes were in good order, and the Clerks and Printer 
are to be commended. 

We would call special attention to the report of the Special 
Committee on Evangelism which outlines suggestions which 
are not too late to be considered by churches after the Spring 
Meeting of Presbytery. 



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Report Of Committee On Women's Work 

Rev. Robert S. Woodson, Chairman of the Committee, pre- 
sented Mrs. Edmund B. Clark, Jr. who made the Report. This 
Report was received as information. Commissioners to Presby- 
tery received a copy of this Report prior to the meeting of 
Presbytery. In addition to this Report, Mrs. Clark added that 
$304.35, offering which was taken at the last Presbyterial 
Meeting, would be used in aiding students at Union Theological 
Seminary, Richmond, Virginia. She also stated that it is hoped 
that women would be used throughout all committees of the 
churches and that they would be used in other things than 
serving and the nurseries. Mrs. Clark presented Mrs, S. T. 
Favor, a member of Avondale Church, who is the new Presi- 
dent of the Women of the Church, Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

Overtures To The Synod Of North Carolina 
From The Committee On Annuities And Relief 

Rev. Thomas C. Bryan offered two overtures to the Synod 
of North Carolina. 

The first overture has to do with the establishment of a 
Foundation facility for the Synod. This was referred to the 
Standing Committee on Bills and Overtures. 

The second overture was adopted as follows: 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg respectfully overtures the 
Synod of North Carolina meeting in Laurinburg, N. C. June 
4-5, 1968 that, inasmuch as Memorials to Ministers are publish- 
ed in the Minutes of the respective Presbyteries, the practice 
of publishing said memorials in the Minutes of Synod be dis- 
continued. (The custom of reading the names at the Memorial 
Service will be continued.) 

Committee On Evangelism 

Rev. Leighton Ford and Rev. Ernest T. Thompson, Jr. 
spoke on the Evangelism Experience which is the main purpose 
of the Called Meeting for May 3, 1968 as adopted above. They, 
also, distributed the evangelism materials on the Pre-Synod 
Conference on Evangelism from the Synod. 

Festival Of Faith 

Rev. Robert S. Owens, Jr. spoke on the Festival of Faith 
which is to be held at Freedom Park, Charlotte, June 16, 23 
and 30, 1968. 



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Reporl Of The Commission On The Minister And His Work 

The Chairman, Rev. Thomas W. MacLean, presented the 
Report which was adopted as follows: 

PART I. 

The following minutes of the Commission are submitted to the 
Presbytery for admission to the record: 

The Commission met at the First Presbyterian Church on Febru- 
ary 1, 1968 at 2:00 P.M. Present were: Thomas W. MacLean, Horace 
McCall, Russell M. Kerr, Tom Cutting, Jr., Eugene P. Poe, E. L. 
Stoffel, Russell Bennett, Cecil Lawrence and Francis Alston. 

The meeting was opened with prayer by the Reverend Tom Cut- 
ting. 

The Reverend Carl Miller was appointed Moderator pro tern for 
the Troy Church. The Reverend David Jenkins was appointed Mod- 
erator pro tern for the Marston and Marks Creek churches. Dr. James 
Patton was approved as a possible Stated Supply for the Caldwell 
Church. 

PART II 

The Commission serving as a committee submits the following 
report: 

In response to the request of Presbytery in its meeting of January 
23, 1968, to clarify minimum salary and terms of call, the Commission 
in consultation with the Committee on Salaries voted to recommend 
to Presbytery for its adoption the following schedule: 

Beginning in January, 1968, the minimum base salary shall be 
$5,500 exclusive of all allowances. In addition, the Commission under- 
stands that we shall continue at least $600 car allowance plus major 
medical insurance plus manse or its equivalent, plus one month's (30 
or 31 days) vacation. 

In addition, the Commission also recommends that we require full 
ten per cent annuity and that beginning in January, 1969, the base 
salary shall be $6,000, plus the above. (10% Annuity effective January 
1, 1969). 

Beginning in January, 1970, we recommend the base salary shall 
be $6,300. plus the above. 

The Commission urges all churches to consider a utility allowance 
and an addition to the car allowance since it considers that $600 does 
not represent in most cases an actual expenditure. 

The Commission also urges all Sessions to consider designating a 
portion of the pastor's base salary as a "housing allowance" (up to 
$1200) for the purpose of purchasing furniture and /or equipment for 
the manse as permitted by the Internal Revenue Service. That portion 
of the designated allowance actually spent is tax deductible. It is, 
therefore, urged that each church will designate an appropriate 
amount as "housing allowance" (Revenue ruling 59-350, 1969, 2 C 345 
Sec. 107 Code.) 



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PART III 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work met at the First 
Presbyterian Church, March 14, 1968, at 2:00 P.M. Present were: 
Thomas W. MacLean, Horace McCall, Russell M. Kerr, Tom Cutting, 
Jr., Eugene P. Poe, E. L. Stoffel, Cecil Lawrence, Francis Alston. 

The meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. Tom MacLean. 
Minutes of February 2 meeting were approved. 

Chaplain Leland Richardson's report was received as information. 
Synod's plan for arranged pastorates was discussed and received as in- 
formation. 

Mr. Brett Fenwick was approved for a call as Associate Pastor 
of the First Church, Albemarle. 

Reverend Angus Mclnnis was approved as Stated Supply for 
Benton Heights for the remainder of 1968 provided there is approval 
of the Benton Heights Session. 

Mr. Frank Toole was approved for a call to the Troy Church. 

Dr. J. N. Brown was approved as Interim-Supply for First Union 
until a minister is called. 

Mr. Ray McCain, Mr. William Phipps and Mr. Friedrich Schilling, 
Jr., were approved for possible calls within the Presbytery. 

The meeting was adjourned with prayer by Russell Kerr. 

Other Commissions 

The following Minutes of Commissions were admitted to 
record: 

Service Of Installation For Reverend Robert W. Rayburn 
Wilmore Presbyterian Church, February 11, 1968 

The Commission convened at 10:30 A.M. on February 11, 1988 in 
the Study. J. Cecil Lawrence was asked to serve as Chairman of the 
Commission. The meeting was opened with prayer by Mr. Ted Greene. 
J. Cecil Lawrence explained the purpose of the meeting. Present were: 
Ministers: Robert Turner, Robert S. Woodson and Robert W. Rayburn. 
Ruling Elders: T. A. Greene, Lake Richey, and M. E. Alexander. As the 
first item of business, M. E. Alexander was elected to serve as Secre- 
tary. 

After a brief discussion of the order of service by the Chairman, 
the Commission adjourned to the Sanctuary for the Service of In- 
stallation. 

J. Cecil Lawrence led in worship. 

Robert Turner preached the sermon titled, "Life's Vantage Points/' 

The Chairman propounded the constitutional questions to the 
Minister and people and declared Reverend Robert W. Rayburn In- 
stalled as Pastor of the Wilmore Presbyterian Church. 

Lake Richey made the Installation Prayer. 

Robert S. Woodson delivered the charge to the Minister. 

Ted A. Greene delivered the charge to the Congregation. 

Mr. Rayburn pronounced the Benediction. 



61) MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Immediately after the installation, the Commission reconvened in 
the Pastor's Study. M. E. Alexander read the minutes, which were 
approved. The Commission adjourned with prayer by Dr. Woodson. 

Service Of Installation For Reverend Edward C. Wilson 
Associate Minister, Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church, 

February 18, 1968 

The Commission appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to install 
Reverend Edward C. Wilson as Associate Minister of Selwyn Avenue 
Presbyterian Church. 

The Commission convened at 10:30 A.M. in the Pastor's Study. 
Present were: Reverend Leonard W. Topping, Chairman; Reverend 
Robert H. Ramey, Jr; and Reverend Daniel L. Durway. Ruling Elders 
present: David G. Kimbrell. Austin Thies and Dr. Chalmers Hope. 
Invited by Presbytery to participate in the Service were Mr. Elwood 
Hudson, Ruling Elder at Shelton Memorial Presbyterian Church, Dan- 
ville, Virginia; and Dr. Paul W. Hodge, Pastor Emeritus, Shelton Me- 
morial Presbyterian Church. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Dr. Hodge. 
The purpose of the Commission was stated by Mr. Topping and 
the members were introduced to the congregation. 

Ruling Elder Dr. Chalmers Hope read the Scripture from I Peter 
2:4-10. 

Reverend Robert H. Ramey preached the Sermon entitled "The 
Church: God's People". 

Questions to the Minister and People were given by Mr. Topping. 

Ruling Elder David G. Kimbrell gave the Prayer of Installation. 

Reverend Daniel L. Durway gave the Charge to the Minister. 

Ruling Elder Austin Thies gave the Charge to the Congregation. 

Reverend Edward C. Wilson gave the Benediction. 

The Commission was adjourned with prayer by Mr. Topping, 
Chairman of the Commission. 

Service Of Installation For Reverend Paul Patterson Thrower 
Park Avenue Presbyierian Church, February 11, 1968 

The Commission appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to install 
the Reverend Paul Patterson Thrower, Pastor of the Park Avenue 
Presbyterian Church of Rockingham, North Carolina, met in the 
Library of the Park Avenue Church Sunday evening, February 11 at 
7:15 P.M. 

The following members of the Commission were present: Rev- 
erend David B. Jenkins, Chairman; Reverend J. Shepherd Russell, 
Reverend T. A. Guiton (Pastor of St. Andrews Church, Sanford, and 
the former Minister of Park Avenue); Reverend Carl S. Miller. Ruling 
Elders Lucius L. Thrower of Rockingham First; Dr. C. N. Eckerson, 
Troy; and T. A. Guiton, Jr. of the Park Avenue Church. Mr. Jenkins 
presided and led in the opening prayer. The Chairman outlined plans 
for the worship service that was to follow. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 31 

At 7:30 p.m., the congregation assembled for worship, Mr. Jenkins 
presiding. Mr. Russell preached the Sermon. Mr. Jenkins asked the 
Pastor-elect and congregation the Constitutional questions. The Charge 
to the Pastor was given by Mr. Miller. The Charge to Congregation 
was given by Mr. Guiton. The prayer of consecration was given by 
Mr. Jenkins. The Benediction was pronounced by the new Pastor, 
Reverend Paul P. Thrower. The elders who were members of the 
Commission — Mr. Thrower of First Rockingham, and Dr. C. N. Ecker- 
son, Elder in the Troy Church, sat in the Chancel with the Com- 
mission. 

The new Pastor and Mrs. Thrower entertained the members of 
the Commission and their wives for dinner at the Manse prior to the 
service. Following the worship service, a reception was held in the 
Fellowship Hall. 

The members of the Commission met in the Library, following 
the worship service, heard the Minutes read by Mr. Miller, who had 
been elected the Secretary at the 7:15 meeting, adopted the Minutes 
and the meeting adjourned with prayer led by Mr. Guiton. 

Service Of Installation For Reverend Wilbur D. Kuenzli 
Associate Minister, Plaza Presbyterian Church, February 11, 1968 

The Commission appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to install 
Reverend Wilbur D. Kuenzli as Associate Minister of the Plaza Pres- 
byterian Church convened on Sunday, February 11, 1968 at 7:00 P.M. 
in the Minister's Study. The following members of the Commission 
were present: Ruling Elders: Dr. Harvey W. Johnston, John C. Ash- 
craft and James A. Wade (Alternate). Ministers: J. Cecil Lawrence, 
Frank H. Caldwell, and Robert W. Rayburn. 

The Commission was called to order by the Chairman, J. Cecil 
Lawrence, and was led in prayer by Dr. Harvey W. Johnston. Robert 
W. Rayburn was elected Secretary. 

Parts having been previously assigned, the Commission joined the 
Congregation in worship, which was led by Robert S. Owens, Jr. The 
Scripture, Luke 4:14-30, was read by Mr. Ashcraft. The Sermon en- 
titled, "Those Who Preach to Preachers" was given by Mr. Owens. 

J. Cecil Lawrence propounded the Constitutional Questions to 
Mr. Kuenzli and the the Congregation and declared Mr. Kuenzli In- 
stalled. Robert W. Rayburn gave the Prayer of Installation. Frank H. 
Caldwell deliveded the charge to the new Minister. Dr. Harvey W. 
Johnston delivered the charge to the Congregation. Wilbur D. Kuenzli 
pronounced the Benediction. 

After the Service, the Commission reconvened in the Study to 
read the minutes. After the approval of the minutes, the closing 
prayer was led by Ruling Elder John C. Ashcraft. 

Service Of Installation For Reverend James O. Pitts, III 
Clanton Memorial Presbyterian Church, February 4, 1963 

A Commission of Installation from Mecklenburg Presbytery com- 
posed of Reverend Marshall E. Tobias, Reverend David C. Kennedy, 
Reverend John W. Bolton, Roland Smith, Earl B. Clanton, Harvey B. 



32 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Hunter and W. E. Price, convened at 6:30 P.M., February 4, 1968, in the 
Pastor's Study, at Clanton Memorial Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, 
North Carolina. 

The Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Tobias, called the Com- 
mission to order and the opening prayer was offered by Mr. Bolton. 
It was noted by the Commission that W. E. Price, a member of the 
Commission, could not be in attendance, because of illness within his 
family. 

After the Order of Installation was reviewed, the Commission 
proceeded to the Sanctuary at 6:55 P.M., thereupon meeting the rest 
of the Session and Diaconate of Clanton Memorial Presbyterian 
Church. 

Promptly at 7:00 P.M. the Installation Service for Reverend James 
O. Pitts III began. The Sermon was preached by Mr. Kennedy. The 
Old Testament Reading was from Psalms 91 and the New Testament 
Reading came from Matthew 10:16-23. The Sermon Title was "The 
Demanding Apostleship". Constitutional questions were propounded 
by Mr. Tobias. The Charge to the Pastor was given by Mr. Bolton and 
the Charge to the Congregation by Mr. Smith. Following the benedic- 
tion by Mr. Pitts, the Commission returned to the Choir Room and 
heard the minutes read. There were no corrections and the Commis- 
sion dissolved and then adjourned itself with prayer by Mr. Pitts. 

Service Of Installation For Reverend Joseph Henry Johnson Vernon 
Commonwealth Presbyterian Church, February 4, 1968 

The Commission, appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery for the 
purpose of installing the Reverend Joseph Henry Johnson Vernon as 
Pastor of the Commonwealth Church, Charlotte, N. C, met in the 
Pastor's Study at 7:05 P.M. on February 4, 1968. The Chairman, J. 
Cecil Lawrence, called the meeting to order and the Ruling Elder 
Price Robinson led the opening prayer. The Reverend Zane M. Moore 
was elected Clerk of the Commission. 

The following members of the Commission were present: Rev- 
erend J. Cecil Lawrence, Reverend Zane M. Moore, Reverend Charles 
Murray and Ruling Elder J. Price Robinson, and Elder E. Banks 
Massey. 

The Commission reviewed the order of worship as outlined in the 
bulletin and proceeded to the Service of Installation in the Sanctuary 
at 7:30 P.M. 

J. Cecil Lawrence presided and led in the Worship Service; Elder 
E. Banks Massey read the Scripture Lesson from Matthew 16:13-20; 
Reverend Zane M. Moore preached on the subject "The Church: In- 
stitution or Instrument". 

The Chairman proceeded with the statement of proceedings of 
Presbytery and propounded the constitutional questions which were 
answered in the affirmative by both the Minister and the Congrega- 
tion. The Prayer of Installation was led by Elder J. Price Robinson. 
Reverend Joseph Henry Johnson Vernon was then declared the duly 
elected and installed Pastor of Commonwealth Presbyterian Church. 
Reverend Charles Murray gave the Charge to the Minister, and Rev- 
erend William A. Stewart, Jr. to the Congregation. Immediately fol- 



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lowing the singing of the closing hymn, the newly installed Pastor 
took charge of the Pulpit and congregation and pronounced the 
benediction. 

Following the Service, the Commission met in the Pastor's Study; 

read and approved the Minutes; and adjourned with prayer by Elder 

E. Banks Massey. 

J. Cecil Lawrence, Chairman 
Zane M. Moore, Clerk 

Rev. Paul H. Felker spoke to Presbytery concerning, "The 
Crisis in the Nation", which is sponsored by: Board of National 
Ministries, Board of Christian Education, Board of Women's 
Work, and Board of World Missions, and he made the following 
motion: 

"That Presbytery suggest that the Session of each church 
within the bounds of Mecklenburg Presbytery give prayerful 
study to the matter of 'The Crisis in the Nation' and to the 
materials offered by the four program agencies of our de- 
nomination." This was adopted. 

Rev. Charles Murray spoke to Presbytery concerning Dr. 
Sara Little's book, YOUTH WORLD AND CHURCH and the 
new youth ministry Manual, YOUTH MANUAL. He stated 
that consultants were available to help local churches with 
their Youth Programs. Churches desiring this Consultant Serv- 
ice should contact Mrs. Virginia Jones. 

Report Of Committee On Homes 

The Chairman of this Committee, Rev. Paul P. Thrower, 
presented this Report which was adopted as follows: 

Due to the fact that the chairman of the committee has recently 
made a change in pastorates and has been busy trying to get re-es- 
tablished and also due to the report of the committee being moved 
from the summer to the spring meeting, there has been no opportunity 
for the committee to meet. However, there is certain information the 
chairman would like to give. 

A few months ago, the chairman of the Committee on Homes 
attended a special meeting held at Presbyterian Home in High Point. 
Members of the staff, trustees and chairmen of the committees on 
homes from different presbyteries of the Synod were present. Increase 
of the cost of operation, increased medical fees, salaries, nurses' pay, 
wages for other workers, etc., has created an acute problem. It is 
hoped that some of the problems are being solved. It may be suf- 
ficient to say that this institution is providing a real service to our 
senior Presbyterians who need our love and care, and that those who 
represent us in this work need our fullest support, our prayers, and 



34 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

our help in gaining support for the Home through gifts, wills and 
bequests. 

Dr. Nat K. Reiney, Superintendent of the Barium Springs Home 
for Children, continues his progress in the family orientation program. 
Four things are having to be done to accomplish the objective. First, 
the staff is having to be reorganized and developed to work with fam- 
ilies as well as children; second, certain changes in the physical plant 
are necessary; third, a program is having to be developed to meet the 
present needs, families contacted, families rehabilitated, children 
studied as to capacities and needs; fourth, the program is having to 
be expanded to provide off-campus group homes, mothers aid and 
foster families. 

The 1967-68 budget for Presbyterian Home is about $43,000 over 
that of the previous year. That of the Home at Barium Springs is up 
about $34,000. 

As for the William Black Home at Montreat, it is continually 
adding improved facilities and is continuing to serve good meals and 
to render splendid service. 

Though we have no personal contact with those responsible for 
the new home in Charlotte, it seems as if the dreams of many are 
about to become a reality. 

It is recommended to the members of Presbytery: 

1. That we remember in our private and public prayers these institu- 
tions, praying for all involved in the work these homes are render- 
ing, and that their needs will be met. 

2. That we encourage our churches to give their full financial backing 
to the budget in order that these homes may receive their full ap- 
portionments. Too, since much needed resources come to these 
homes through special gifts, we urge that our churches remember 
the Children's Homes at Thanksgiving and the Presbyterian Home 
on Mother's Day with a generous free-will offering. 

3. That since this report has been placed on the Spring docket, that 
the Committee have the privilege of reporting any new develop- 
ment should such arise before the meeting of Presbytery. 

4. That the Presbytery hear a representative from Presbyterian Home, 
High Point, for a brief report. 

Mr. Thrower introduced Mrs. Julia Barksdale, Assistant 
Program Director of the Presbyterian Home at High Point, and 
she spoke to Presbytery concerning the Home. Presbytery 
ordered a digest of Mrs. Barksdale's Address be incorporated 
in the Minutes. Presbytery commended her and expressed ap- 
preciation to her. 

Reporl On The Presbyterian Home At High Point 

At present there are 210 residents in the Presbyterian Home, 
Inc.: 21 men and 139 women. Of these 42 are in the Nursing Unit, 1 
in the hospital, 106 in the residential part of the Home, and 61 in 
apartments and cottages. The normal capacity is 215, and 5 are 



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being processed for immediate entry. There is a waiting list of 168 for 
the main building and approximately 50 for the apartments. 

There are 94 employees: 35 in the Medical Department, 24 in 
Food Service, 15 in Housekeeping, and the remainder in Administra- 
tive, Maintenance, etc. 

In 1956 an average of 60 members were served, and the operating 
budget was $124,033. Synod was asked for $40,000. $33,270, or 26.8% 
of the operating budget was received from Synod. In 1963 there was 
an average of 172 members, and the operating budget was $423,612. 
Synod was asked for $90,000. The Home was placed in Synod's Budget 
for $75,000, and the Home actually received $53,737. or 12.6% of the 
operating budget. 

In 1967 the Home served an average of 208 members with an 
operating budget of $585,996. Synod budgeted the Home for $60,000., 
and the Home received $59,166. or 10% of its operating budget. The 
total operating budget for the Home in 1968 is $631,615, and the Home 
is in Synod's budget for $84,800, or 13.4%. 

In 1966 the average payment received from members for cost of 
care was $168., and in 1937 such payment average was $175, or an 
average increase of $7.40 per person per month. In 1967 the members 
paid 74.5% of operating cost; Synod contributed 10%, making a total 
of 85% of the operating budget. Unofficial audit figures indicate at 
present an operating deficit for 1967 of only $8,724. This does not in- 
clude depreciation. If depreciation had to be funded, the deficit would 
be $94,000. for the year. To fund depreciation is to put up in cast, 
instead of it simply being a bookkeeping entry. 

The Board of Trustees, deeply concerned over the anticipated 
deficit, made appeal with three different letters in August, October, 
and December. The response was wonderful, totalling approximately 
$53,000. 

On the member's side the cost of care in 1967 was $190.00 per 
month per person. 55% paid $190.; 25% were recipients of an Old Age 
Grant from the county from which they came; the other 20 %? paid 
all they could. This was less than the $190. and included four persons 
who, due to outliving their life expectancy contract, paid 0. 

The Board increased the rate from $190. to $215, effective Janu- 
ary 1, 1968. Of the 210 people 116 have been able to pay the in- 
creased rate. The increase is due to many causes: increased hospital 
rates, starting salaries of nursing personnel, the Federal Minimum 
Wage Law, as well as cost increase in many other items. In 16 1 /2 years 
the Home has never turned down anyone who could not pay the cost 
of care. With the fixed income of the members and the inflation, the 
question is: Will the Church and individuals give more, or will the 
Home have to become more restrictive? The present figures indicate a 
cost of $267. per capita per month, an increase of $33.00 per month 
over the actual cost of 1967. 

The Home is grateful for all that has been done, and pleads for 
continuing prayer, interest, and support — for all the wonderful people 
served by the Home. 



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Lunch Recess 

Rev. Thomas A. Cutting, Jr. led the Presbytery in prayer 
which included petitions for Rev. Douglas L. Paulson and Dr. 
David Wilkinson in recent family deaths as well as Table- 
grace. Presbytery recessed and reconvened at 1:30 p.m. with 
the singing of a hymn and Rev. John M. Handley led in prayer. 

Moderator-Nominee 

Mr. Randolph Norton, a member of Sardis Presbyterian 
Church, was elected Moderator-in-nomination by acclamation. 

Reports Of Standing Committees 

1. Attendance: this Report was adopted and is incorporat- 
ed in the enrollment. Report was made by Mrs. R. J. Snell. 

2. Sessional Records: Report made by Rev. Thomas C. 
Bryan. The Sessional Record Book of the Banks Church, not 
submitted at the last meeting of the Presbytery, has been sub- 
mitted to this meeting. We recommend that these records be 
approved with exception which will be noted in the book. 

A correction: The Minutes of the Camp Greene Church, 
erroneously reported as not having been submitted at the last 
meeting, were submitted. 

3. Resolutions: BE IT RESOLVED that the Presbytery of 
Mecklenburg express its deep appreciation to the Central 
Steele Creek Church, the pastor, the Session and the people 
for their careful preparation for this meeting of Presbytery, 
the use of its beautiful and adequate facilities and the delicious 
meal served so graciously by the Women of the Church. Reso- 
lution read by Vaughn Earl Hartsell during lunch recess. 

4. Bills and Overtures: Rev. James P. Barksdale, Jr. re- 
ported that the Overture from the Committee on Annuities 
and Relief, concerning the establishment of Synod Foundation, 
be answered in the negative. 

Resolution 

BE IT RESOLVED: 

1. That Presbytery recognize with appreciation the request 
made by the Board of Directors of the Presbyterian Home in 
Charlotte in the 252nd Stated Meeting at Huntersville on April 
19th, 1966 that the Presbytery appoint three persons to be its 
representatives on the Board of Directors of the Home. 



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2. That we express our appreciation to Ruling Elder 
Joseph Logan, Dr. E. Lee Stoffel, and Rev. John R. McAlpine, 
III who were appointed at that meeting for their faithful and 
constructive service. 

3. That a tenure be established for Presbytery's repre- 
sentatives in accordance with the rules of Presbytery concern- 
ing Trustees. 

Report Of The Nominating Committee 

Rev. Russell M. Kerr reported for the Committee as fol- 
lows: 

The following is the report of the Nominations Committee to 
Mecklenburg Presbytery on April 16 and it was adopted. 

The following members have requested that they be relieved of 
Committee responsibilities: 

Rev. John R. McAlpine, III, from the Board of Directors of the 
Presbyterian Home in Charlotte. 

Rev. E. Lee Stoffel from the Committee on Christian Education 
and from Presbytery's Restructure Committee. 

Mr. J. Mason Wallace from the Mecklenburg CORE Group of the 
Joint Presbyterian Committee. 

Rev. William A. Stewart, Jr. from the Mecklenburg CORE Group 
of the Joint Presbyterian Committee. 

Rev. Tom Cutting from the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work. 

Rev. Charles E. S. Kraemer from the Chairmanship of Committee 
on Christian Action. 

The following nominations are presented to fill vacancies on 
Committees of Presbytery: 

Board of Directors of Presbyterian Home in Charlotte: Harry P. 
Stewart (Sharon) 

Committee on Christian Education: Rev. Marshall Tobias (1969), 
Janna Prange (Westminster — 1969) 

Mecklenburg CORE Group of the Joint Presbyterian Commit- 
tee: Rev. Robert F. Henry (1969) Mrs. Howard Fesperman (Plaza— 
1969). 

Commission on the Minister and His Work: Rev. A. Rudolph 
Hendricks (1969) 

Committee on Christian Action: To serve as Chairman: Rev. Dan 
Durway, Rev. E. T. Thompson (1970) 



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Presbytery's Restructure Committee: Rev. Glenn B. Robinson. 

An invitation from the Myers Park Presbyterian Church 
to be hosts to Presbytery at the July 16, 1968 Stated Meeting 
was received. The details of the meeting were referred to 
Council of Presbytery. 

Rev. E. Lee Stoffel spoke briefly on the Presbyterian Home 
at Charlotte, Inc. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. Fol- 
lowing the singing of a hymn, Presbytery stood adjourned 
after a closing prayer and Benediction by Rev. John M. 
Handley. 

Oren Moore, Jr. J. Cecil Lawrence 

Permanent Clerk, Pro Tern. Stated Clerk 



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INDEX 
260th Stated Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Page 

1. Directory of Mecklenburg Presbytery 2-7 

2. Roll of Ministers and Candidates for the Ministry 8-11 

3. Organization of Presbytery 12 

4. Installation Service 12 

5. Enrollment of Presbytery 13-14 

6. Election of Moderator 14 

7. The Docket 15 

8. Appointment of Standing Committees 16 

,9. Report of Presbytery's Council 17-21 

10. Report of Church Extension Committee 21-25 

11. Report of Committee on Church Court Records 26 

12. Report of Committee on Women's Work 27 

13. Overtures From Committee on Annuities and Relief 27 

14. Report of the Commission on the Minister and His Work 28-29 

15. Commission on Installations 29-33 

16. Report of Committee on Homes 33-35 

17. Reports of Standing Committees 36 

18. Report of the Nominating Committee 37 

19. Place and Time of Next Meeting 38 

20. Adjournment 38 



MEETINGS OF PRESBYTERY 



YEAR PLACE OF MEETING 

Oct., 1953 Robinson Church 

Jan., 1954 Covenant Church 

April, 1954 Williams Memorial Church 

July, 1954 McQuay Memorial Church 

Sept., 1954 Cook's Memorial Church 

Jan., 1955 Myers Park Church 

April, 1955 Monroe First Church 

July, 1955 Camp Stewart 

Sept., 1955 Sugaw Creek Church 

Jan., 1956 Sharon Church 

April, 1956 Bethel Church 

July, 1956 Pleasant Hill Church 

Sept., 1956 Camp Stewart 

Jan., 1957 Selwyn Avenue 

Apr., 1957 Clanton Memorial 

July, 1957 Westminster 

Sept., 1957 Plaza 

Jan., 1958 Badin Church 

April, 1958 Philadelphia Church 

July, 1958 Central Steele Creek 

Sept., 1958 Camp Stewart 

Jan., 1959 Biscoe Church 

April, 1959 Providence Church 

July, 1959 Westover Hills Church 

Sept., 1959 Paw Creek Church 

Jan., 1960 Charlotte First 

April, 1960 Amity Church 

July, 1960 Covenant Church 

Sept., 1960 Robinson Church 

Jan., 1961 Sardis Church 

April, 1961 Camp Stewart 

July, 1961 Trinity Church 

Oct., 1961 Covenant Church 

Jan., 1962 Steele Creek Church 

Apr., 1962 Hopewell Church 

July, 1962 Covenant Church 

Oct. 1962 Selwyn Avenue 

Jan. 1963 Myers Park 

April, 1963 Rockingham First 

July, 1963 Candor Church 

Oct. 1963 Westover Hills 

Jan. 1964 Wilmore Church 

April, 1964 St. Giles Church 

July, 1964 Third Church 

Oct., 1964 Mulberry Church 

Jan., 1965 Thomasboro Church 

April, 1965 Forest Hill Church 

July, 1965 Avondale Church 

Oct, 1965 Caldwell Memorial Church 

Jan., 1966 St. Giles Church 

Apr., 1966 Huntersville Church 

July, 1966 Sardis Church 

Oct., 1966 First Church, Charlotte 

Jan., 1967 Selwyn Avenue Church 

Apr., 1967 Hickory Grove Church 

July, 1967 Cook's Memorial Church 

Oct., 1967 Providence Church 

Jan., 1968 First Church, Albemarle 

April, 1968 Central Steele Creek 



MODERATOR 

Rev. J. C. Lawrence 

Rev. Watt M. Cooper 
Rev. H. G. Bedinger 
Elder J. B. Kuykendall, Jr. 
Rev. Warner L. Hall 

Rev. R. M. Kerr 
Rev. C. S. Miller 
Rev. S, M. Hutchison 
Elder Legette Blythe 

Rev. S. H. Zealy 
Rev. R. C. Long 
Rev. I. H. Chadwick 
Elder Joe W. McLaney 

David E. Wilkinson 
Rev. W. M. Boyce 
Rev. A. T. Taylor 
Rev. Ben F. Moore 

Rev. W. B. McSwain 
Rev. Jas. R. Cook 
Rev. Robert Turner 
Rev. J. S. Garner 

Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr. 
Rev. Stewart W. Yandle 
Rev. E. Lee Stoffel 
Elder Angus R. Shaw 

Rev. R. W. Rayburn 
Rev. W. M. Boyce, Jr. 
Rev. James E. Forgartie 
Rev. E. B. Cooper 

Rev. Ben F. Ferguson 
Elder Thomas C. Ruff 
Rev. Stuart Ritchie 
Rev. A. Clarke Dean 

Rev. G. E. Dixon 
Rev. J. E. Craig 
Rev. N. C. Kirkland 
Rev. Marcus Prince, Jr. 

Rev. Harry H. Bryan 
Rev. B. Hoyt Evans 
Rev. D. O. Mclnnis 
Rev. A. B. Montgomery 

Rev. Dwight L. Barker 
Rev. R. E. Hildebrandt 
Dr. Harvey Johnston 
Rev. E. E. Newberry 

Rev. Paul H. Felker 
Rev. John R. McAlpine III 
G. Douglas Aitken 
Rev. W. Chester Keller 

Rev. R. S. Woodson 
Rev. M. R. Williamson 
Joseph W. Grier 
Rev. E. B. Cooper 

Rev. Frank S. Jones 
Rev. T. Duke Williams 
Rev. Eugene Poe 
George Stovall 

Rev. William A. Stewart 
Rev. John M. Handley 



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Myers Park Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

July 16, 1968 

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First Presbyterian Church 

Hamlet, N. C. 

October 15, 1968 

Next Stated Meeting 

Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte. N. C. 

January 28, 1969 



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Called Meeting 

Forest Hill Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

May 3, 1968 

Called Meeting 

Myers Park Presbyterian Chucrh 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

July 16, 1968 

261st Stated Meeting 

First Presbyterian Church 

Hamlet, N. C. 

October 15, 1968 

Next Stated Meeting 

Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, N. C. 

January 28, 1969 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

DIRECTORY OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

1969 
OFFICERS OF THE PRESBYTERY 

Mr. Randolph Norton, Moderator of Fall meeting, 600 S. Tryon 

Street, Charlotte, N. C. 28201 
Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence, Executive Secretary and Stated Clerk 

(1969), P. O. Box 2537, Charlotte, N. C. 28201 
Mr. Calvin B. Baird, Treasurer, P. O. Box 4346, Charlotte, N. C, 

28204 

Chaplains: 

Rev. David E. Wilkinson, 200 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, N. C, 

28204 
Rev. Robert F. Henry, Jr., RFD 3, Box 213, Waxhaw, N. C. 28173 

TRUSTEES 

Davidson College — Elected for four years: 

1971— Rev. Robert Turner (2), Mr. W. F. Mulliss (Myers Park) (2) 

1972— Mr. John Belk (Caldwell) (2), Rev. Warner L. Hall (3), Mr. 
G. Donald Davidson (Covenant) (1) 

Presbytery: 

Mr. Philip R. Hedrick, Chairman, 2810 Wintergreen Drive, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28211 

1969— Mr. Philip R. Hedrick, (Westminster) 

1970— Mr. Joseph W. Grier, Jr., (Charlotte First) 

1971— Mr. Edward DeArmon, Jr., (St. Paul) 

COMMISSIONS 
The Minister and His Work 

Rev. Frank H. Caldwell, Chairman, 1402 Wachovia Bldg., Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28201 

1969 — Rev. Russell M. Kerr, Rev. A. Rudolph Hendricks, Mr. 
Jones Y. Pharr (Charlotte — First) 

1970— Rev. Eugene P. Poe, Rev. E. Lee Stoffel, Mr. Russell Ben- 
nett (Rockingham — First) 

1971 — Rev. Frank H. Caldwell, Rev. Francis O. Alston, Mr. Ed- 
mund O. Kenion (Candor) 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Rev. James G. Stuart, Chairman, 6100 Sardis Road, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28211 

1969 — Rev. James G. Stuart, Rev. J. Shepherd Russell, Jr., Mr. 
Carlton N. Whilden (Covenant) 

1970 — Rev. John H. McVay, Rev. James E. Fogartie, Mrs. William 
Wildermuth (Wadesboro — First), Thomas W. Massey, Jr., 
M.D., (Trinity) 

1971 — Rev. Robert H. Ramey, Jr., Mr. James W. Price, Harvey W. 
Johnston, M.D., (Westminster) 

Advisory Members (Non- Voting) 

Chairman of the following Commissions and Permanent 

Committees: 

Minister and His Work: Rev. Frank H. Caldwell 

Nominations: Rev. Henry S. Robinson 

Sessional Records: Rev. Thomas C. Bryan 

World Missions and Overseas Relief: Rev. Eugene L. 

Daniel, Jr. 

Annuities and Relief: Mr. Burnell McGirt, (Hamlet — First) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 3 

Ministerial Education: Rev. Oliver W. Carmichael 

Committee on Examinations: Rev. Warner L. Hall 

Christian Higher Education: Rev. J. Daniel Zeluff 

Assembly's Special Causes: Rev. French B. O'Shields 

Homes: Rev. Fred J. Harmon 

Women's Work: Rev. James E. Sewell 

Christian Action: Mr. Randolph Norton 

Christianity and Health: James P. Alexander, M.D. 

Presbyterian Foundation: Rev. Leonard W. Topping 

Presbyterian Survey: Rev. John W. Bolton 

Campus Christian Life: Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D. 

Evangelism: Rev. E. O. Byrd, Jr. 

TRAV (Television, Radio, Audio-Visual): Rev. Glenn B. 

Robinson 

Christian Education: Rev. Paul H. Felker 

Church Extension: Mr. Robert F. Stokes 

Moderator of Presbytery 

The Executive Secretary and Stated Clerk: Rev. J. Cecil 
Lawrence 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Nominations: 

Rev. Henry S. Robinson, Chairman, Route 5, Box 942-B, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28208 

1969— Rev. William A. Stewart, Jr., Rev. David E. Wilkinson, 
James Hemphill, M.D., (Rockingham — First) 

1970— Mr. Evan W. Holyfield (Thomasboro), Rev. Henry S. Rob- 
inson, Rev. John C. Laughlin 

1971— Rev. Leonard W. Topping, Rev. Fred C. Holder, Mr. Gene 
A. Cathey 

2. Sessional Records: 

1969 — Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, Chairman, 5218 Kildare Drive, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28205 

3. World Missions and Overseas Relief: 

Rev. Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., Chairman, 2501 Oxford Place, 

Charlotte, N. C. 28207 
1969— Rev. Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., Mrs. L. E. McGinn (Caldwell 

Memorial), Mr. R. V. Liles (Wadesboro) 
1970— Rev. Robert J. James, Mrs. H. F. Porter (Wilmore), Mr. 

James H. Barnhardt (Covenant) 
1971 — Rev. Paul A. Home, Mr. Donald Ross (Memorial), Mr. J. 

Patrick Miller (Thomasboro) 

4. Annuities and Relief: 

Mr. Burnell S. McGirt, Chairman, Box 567, Hamlet, N. C, 

28345 
1969— Mr. Burnell S. McGirt (Hamlet— First), Mr. I. A. Jones 

(Selwyn Avenue) 
1970— Rev. David C. Kennedy, Mr. A. B. Mackey (Covenant) 
1971— Rev. William K. Leach, Mr. Reece W. Thomas (Mallard 

Creek) 

5. Ministerial Education: 

Rev. Oliver W. Carmichael, Chairman, 5201 Sharon Road, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28210 



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1969 — Rev. Oliver W. Carmichael, Rev. Eldon D. Wadsworth, Mr. 

D. B. Gettys (Monroe— First) 
1970— Rev. Zane M. Moore, Rev. Frank H. Caldwell, Mr. Price W. 

Robinson (Commonwealth) 
1971 — Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr., Rev. Francis B. Mayes, Jr., Mr. 

Loonis McGlohon (Carmel) 

6. Committee on Examinations: 

Rev. Warner L. Hall, Chairman, 1000 E. Morehead Street, 

Charlotte, N. C. 28204 
1969— Rev. Warner L. Hall, Rev. John H. McVay, Mr. David R. 

Wilson (Steele Creek) 
1970— Rev. William A. Stewart, Jr., Rev. Leonard W. Topping, 

Joseph B. McCoy, Jr., M.D., (Trinity) 
1971 — Rev. H. Howard Smith, Rev. Douglas L. Paulson, Mr. John 

C. Ashcraft, (Plaza) 

7. Christian Higher Education: 

Rev. J. Daniel Zeluff, Chairman, Queens College, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28207 

1969— Rev. J. Daniel Zeluff, Rev. Paul W. Beazley, Mr. James P. 
Sifford (Albemarle— First) 

1970— Rev. Neely D. McCarter, Rev. Vaughn Earl Hartsell, Mr. 
C. W. (Pat) Gilchrist (Trinity) 

1971— Rev. Thomas W. MacLean, Rev. Eldon D. Wadsworth, Mr. 
W. R. Curlee (Paw Creek) 

8. Assembly's Special Causes: 

Rev. French B. O'Shields, Chairman, 2027 Emerywood 
Drive, Charlotte, N. C. 28210 

1969— Rev. French B. O'Shields, Mrs. Boyd Alexander (Mallard 
Creek), Mr. James J. Putnam (Amity) 

1970 — Rev. J. Kenneth Craig, Mr. Lewis D. Berryhill (Common- 
wealth), Mr. B. J. Brown (Steele Creek) 

1971 — Rev. Joseph H. J. Vernon, Rev. Carl Uzzell, Mr. Herbert 
S. Glenn (Carmel) 

9. Homes: 

Rev. Fred J. Harmon, Chairman, P. O. Box 97, Indian Trail, 

N. C. 28079 
1969— Rev. Fred J. Harmon, Mr. E. Ross Cathey (McGee), Mr. 

Thomas F. Edwards (Huntersville) 
1970— Mr. S. Crowell Capps (Central Steele Creek), Mr. Charles 

N. Fesperman (Mallard Creek), Rev. W. B. McSwain 
1971 — Rev. Shelton M. Hutchison, Rev. James N. Biggers, Mr. 

Roland M. Smith (Camp Greene) 

10. Women's Work: 

Rev. James E. Sewell, Chairman, Norwood, N. C. 28128 
1969— Rev. James E. Sewell 
1970— Mrs. O. B. Cochran (Mallard Creek) 
1971— Rev. Horace H. Hilton, Jr. 

11. Christian Action: 

Mr. Randolph Norton, Chairman, 5201 Sardis Road, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28211 
1969 — Rev. Charles E. S. Kraemer, Mr. James A. Burrus (Amity) 
1970— Mr. Randolph Norton (Sardis), Rev. E. T. Thompson, Jr. 
1971— Rev. Fred C. Holder, Mr. Price H. Gwynn, III (Steele Creek) 



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12. Christianity and Health: 

James P. Alexander, M.D., Chairman, Doctors Building, 

Charlotte, N. C. 28207 
1969— James P. Alexander, M.D., (Charlotte— First) 
1970— Rev. A. Rudolph Hendricks 
1971 — Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D. (Covenant) 

13. Presbyterian Foundation: 

Rev. Leonard W. Topping, Chairman, 200 W. Trade Street, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28202 
1969 — Rev. Leonard W. Topping, Rev. Bob E. Murdock 
1970— Mr. H. H. Everett (Trinity), Mr. John W. Walker (West- 
minster), Mrs. B. S. Howell (Charlotte — First) 
1971— Rev. Walter D. Clark, Rev. Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, Mr. 
Ernest B. Hunter (Covenant) 

14. Presbytery Survey: 

Rev. John W. Bolton, Chairman, 4325 Walker Road, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28211 

1969— Mrs. John O. Sides (McGee) 

1970— Rev. John W. Bolton 

1971— Rev. Wilbur D. Kuenzli 

15. Campus Christian Life: 

Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D. (Covenant) Chairman, Doctors 

Bldg., Charlotte, N. C. 28207 
1969— Rev. H. Louis Patrick, Mr. Richard O'Hair (Trinity) 
1970 — Rev. John E. Smylie, Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D., (Covenant) 
1971— Rev. Edward C. Wilson, Mr. Donald M. McKay (Sugaw 

Creek) 

16. Evangelism: 

Rev. E. O. Byrd, Jr., Chairman, 4019 Central Avenue, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28205 
1969— Rev. E. O. Byrd, Jr., Mr. William A. White, Jr., (Myers 

Park) 
1970 — Rev. Leonard H. Bullock, Mr. Michael G. Myers (Covenant) 
1971— Rev. Fred P. Turner, Rev. E. T. Thompson, Jr., Mr. Neil 
Whitlock (Myers Park) 

17. TRAV (Television, Radio, Audio- Visual): 

Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Chairman, 7500 Hickory Grove, 

Charlotte, N. C. 28212 
1969 — Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Mr. Charles B. Trexler (Covenant) 
1970 — Rev. Marshall E. Tobias, Jr., Mr. J. Robert Covington (Myers 

Park) 
1971— Mr. Carroll McGaughey (Trinity), Mr. Earl D. Talbert (East) 

18. Christian Education: 

Rev. Paul H. Felker, Chairman, 5600 Tuckaseegee Road, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28208 

1969— Rev. Marshall E. Tobias, Jr., Rev. David B. Jenkins, Rev. 
Charles M. Murray, Mr. Boyce M. Brown (Westminster), 
Mr. Jack O. Boyte (Covenant), Miss Janna Prange (West- 
minster) 

1970— Rev. Paul H. Felker, Rev. Robert H. Ramey, Jr., Rev. 
Francis M. Womack, Jr., Miss Ruth Farrior (Charlotte — 
First), Mr. Ralph S. Leete (Philadelphia) 



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1971— Rev. Dwight L. Barker, Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Rev. J. 
Brett Fenwick, Miss Shirley Gilliam (Covenant), Mr. A. T. 
Trimble, Jr., (Charlotte— First) 

19. Church Extension: 

Mr. Robert F. Stokes, Chairman (Charlotte— First) 1427 

Cavendish Court, Charlotte, N. C. 28211 
1969 — Rev. J. S. Russell, Jr., Rev. Leonard W. Topping, Rev. John 

R. McAlpine, III, Mr. Harold Dillehay (Myers Park), Mr. 

Robert F. Stokes (Charlotte— First) 
1970 — Rev. James P. Barksdale, Rev. Robert S. Owens, Jr., Mr. 

W. T. Crowder (St. Paul), Mr. John W. Rosebro (Covenant), 

Rev. John M. Handley 
1971 — Rev. A. Leslie Thompson, Rev. Robert Turner, Rev. David 

E. Wilkinson, Mr. W. E. Stegall (Morven), Mr. Michael 

Gheesling (Seigle Avenue) 
Ex Officio: Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence 

20. Mecklenburg Core Group of the Joint Presbyterian Committee: 

1969 — Rev. Robert F. Henry, Jr., Mrs. Howard Fesperman (Plaza) 
1970— Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr., Mr. Joseph W. Grier, Jr. (Char- 
lotte—First) 
1971 — Rev. Francis M. Womack, Jr., (Group Chairman), Mrs. E. B. 
Hunter (Covenant) 

21. Inter-Church Action Board: 

1969 — Rev. Francis B. Mayes, Jr., Mr. Jones Y. Pharr (Charlotte — 

First), Mr. Randolph Norton (Sardis) 
1970— Rev. John C. Laughlin, Mr. Forest Sloan (Plaza), Mr. 

Joseph W. Grier, Jr. (Charlotte — First) 

22. Charlotte Urban Ministry: 

1969 — Rev. Robert S. Owens, Jr., Thomas N. Massey, Jr., M.D., 

(Trinity) 
1970— Mr. William Thomas Ray (Myers Park) 

23. Directors of Presbyterian Home at Charlotte, Inc. 

1971 — Mr. Joe M. Logan (Trinity) 

1972— Rev. E. Lee Stoffel 

1973— Mr. Harry P. Stewart (Sharon) 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. Small Churches: 

Rev. Robert Turner, Chairman, 200 West Trade Street, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28202 

Rev. Russell Kerr, Mr. D. G. Kimbrell (Selwyn Avenue), Mr. R. A. 
Willis, Jr. (Monroe — First) 

2 Ministers' Salaries* 

Mr. Thomas C. Ruff, 806 East Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C. 28202 
Mr. Jones Y. Pharr (Charlotte— First), Mr. George O. Stovall (Al- 
bemarle — First), Dr. Curtis Fincher (Amity), Mr. I. A. Jones 
(Selwyn Avenue) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 7 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

Q. N. Huneycutt, H.R. 
J. C. Grier, H.R. 

M. B. Prince, Jr Williams Memorial 

R. A. Young, H.R. 
W. M. Walsh, H.R. 
Roy F. Whitley, H.R. 

Charles E. S. Kraemer President PSCE 

Warner L. Hall Covenant 

Thomas W. MacLean Avondale 

John A. Carriker, H.R. 

Shelton M. Hutchison Smallwood 

Carl S. Miller, H.R. 
W. J. Huneycutt, H.R. 

Roy E. Hoke, H.R Professor 

David E. Wilkinson Hospital Chaplain 

E. B. Cooper Pageland, Salem 

Russell M. Kerr Philadelphia 

J. E. Wayland. Jr Cornelius, Bethel 

J. S. Garner, H.R. 

W. G. Workman (Professor) Davidson College 

Robert Turner Synod Director C.E. 

Fred C. Holder Amity 

Malcolm R. Williamson, H.R. 

E. Lee Stoffel Charlotte First 

T. Duke Williams, H.R. 

Leighton S. Ford Evangelist 

G. E. Dixon W. H. Belk 

James E. Fogartie Myers Park 

M. A. Cochrane, Jr Amay James 

Frank S. Jones, H.R. 

Harry H. Bryan Covenant (Associate) 

J. R. McAlpine, III Steele Creek 

J. Cecil Lawrence Executive Secretary, Stated Clerk 

Robert S. Woodson, H.R Westminster (Associate) 

T. B. Ruff, H.R. 

John R. Cunningham, H.R. 

Francis O. Alston Ellerbe First 

Angus G. Mclnnis Benton Heights (Interim Supply) 

Daniel L. Durway Graduate Student 

Paul H. Felker Mulberry 

Robert E. Huey, H.R. 

David G. Boyce Chaplain 

Glenn B. Robinson Hickory Grove 

Charles Betts Huntley Foreign Missionary 

Roscoe B. Fisher 

Tracy V. Fisher Cameronian 

Horace H. Hilton, Jr Sugaw Creek 

William A. Stewart, Jr Seigle Avenue 

John H. McVay Hamlet First 

Leland A. Richardson Chaplain 

J. E. Wayland, Sr., H.R. 

J. Brett Fenwick Albemarle First (Associate) 

J. A. Luddy McGee 

James S. Mann Macedonia 



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ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

Franklin Toole, Jr Troy- 
John M. Handley Huntersville 

James Gordon Stuart Sardis 

H. Louis Patrick Trinity 

Francis M. Wornack, Jr Robinson 

John C. Laughlin Carmel 

Douglas L. Paulson St. Andrews 

Leonard W. Topping Charlotte First (Associate) 

J. Arthur Beard Marshville, New Salem 

Tom A. Cutting, Jr Graduate Student 

David C. Hambrick, Jr Chaplain 

Bob E. Murdock Oakboro, Ridgecrest 

Eugene P. Poe Westminster 

David B. Jenkins Rockingham 

J. Shepherd Russell, Jr Albemarle First 

Paul P. Thrower Park Avenue 

James E. Sewell Norwood 

William D. Morton Waxhaw 

Eugene L. Daniel, Jr Myers Park (Associate) 

Wayne R. Aughinbaugh Cook's Memorial 

Thomas C. Bryan Eastminster 

Francis B. Mayes, Jr Sardis (Associate) 

Marshall E. Tobias Camp Greene 

Paul W. Beazley Camp Walton Stewart (Director) 

Paul A. Home Johnston Memorial 

William K. Leach Newell 

A. Merrell Keith Turner, Siler 

W. B. McSwain Walkersville 

Eldon D. Wadsworth Hopewell 

J. Daniel Zeluff Assistant Professor 

Walter D. Clark Inter-Church Action 

Vaughn Earl Hartsell Rourk, McLean 

Fred P. Turner Albemarle Road 

Lloyd Frederick Griffie Candor 

Edwin O. Byrd, Jr Charlotte Third 

Oliver W. Carmichael Sharon 

Fred J. Harmon Indian Trail 

Charles M. Murray Myers Park (Minister Education) 

F. B. O'Shields St. Giles 

John W. Bolton Caldwell Memorial (Associate) 

A. Rudolph Hendricks South Tryon 

W. H. Jarrett Biscoe 

David C. Kennedy Matthews 

Robert J. James Paw Creek 

Fred R. McAlister Chaplain 

A. Leslie Thompson Pineville 

Dwight L. Barker East 

James P. Barksdale, Jr St. Paul 

Zane M. Moore Central Steele Creek 

Roberst S. Owens, Jr Plaza 

J. William Stork, H.R. 

Robert H. Ramey, Jr Selwyn Avenue 

Leonard H. Bullock Thomasboro 

James A. Cannon First Union 



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ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

J. Renwick Kennedy, Jr Locust 

H. E. Stoessel Covenant (Associate) 

Friedrich Schilling, Jr Providence 

Frank H. Caldwell Presbyterian Foundation 

Kenneth P. Craig Mallard Creek 

Neely McCarter (Professor) U. T. S. 

James N. Biggers Badin 

Robert F. Henry, Jr Associate Chaplain and Supply at Banks 

Henry S. Robinson Memorial 

Carl T. Uzzell St. John 

H. Howard Smith Wadesboro First 

John E. Smylie President Queens College 

Ernest T. Thompson, Jr Forest Hill 

Joseph H. J. Vernon Commonwealth 

Edward C. Wilson Selwyn Avenue (Associate) 

Robert W. Rayburn Wilmore 

James O. Pitts Clanton Memorial 

Wilbur D. Kuenzli Plaza (Associate) 

Richard C. Brand, Jr Trinity (Assistant) 

Total Ministers 127 



10 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ROLL OF CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

William E. Alexander, Union Seminary, Sardis Road. 

James H. Banbury, Columbia Seminary, Westminster Church. 

Samuel Monroe Busch, Jr., Covenant College, Locust Church. 

James C. Butler, Wofford College, Amity Church. 

F. William Dotger, Presbyterian College, Williams Memorial Church. 

George L. Ducker, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Myers Park 
Church. 

John M. Duncan, Louisville Seminary, Covenant Church. 

Charles D. Elliott, Union Seminary, Wilmore Church. 

H. Alan Elmore, Columbia Seminary, Sugaw Creek Church. 

David T. Fisher, Columbia Seminary, Cameronian Church. 

John R. Goodman, Union Seminary, Norman Church. 

Benny E. Gurley, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Mulberry Church. 

George H. Kuykendall, Jr., Union Seminary, N. Y., Covenant Church. 

Rodney R. Love, Louisville Seminary, Paw Creek Church. 

David F. Mclnnis, Davidson College, Covenant Church. 

Javan W. Reid, Jr., San Francisco Theology Seminary, Candor Church. 

H. Carson Rhyne, Jr., Presbyterian College, Mulberry Church. 

James H. Shackelford, Divinity School, U. of Chicago, Covenant 
Church. 

Charles R. Sizemore, U. of N. C. — Charlotte, Caldwell Memorial 
Church. 

Thomas S. Stukes, U. of N. C. at Chapel Hill, Myers Park Church. 

Kendall B. Tarleton, Louisville Seminary, Covenant Church. 

Charles A. Van Wagner, Columbia Seminary, Selwyn Avenue Church. 

David C. Verner, Johns Hopkins University, Myers Park Church. 

W. Russell Ward, Jr., Union Seminary, Covenant Church. 

James Paxton Wray, Princeton Seminary, Sardis Church. 

CANDIDATES FOR LAY SERVICE 

Eleanor Anne Pepi, Princeton Theological Seminary, Myers Park 
Church. 



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Called Meeting Of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Forest Hill Presbyterian Church 
Charlotte, North Carolina 
May 3, 1968, 3:00-9:00 P.M. 

The Moderator, Rev. John M. Handley, called the Court to 
order and led Presbytery in prayer. A brief devotional service 
followed. 

A quorum being present, on motion Presbytery found the 
Call of the Meeting in order and proceeded to the business of 
the meeting: "That a called Meeting of Presbytery be approved 
for May 3, 1968, 3:00-9:00 P.M. for the purpose of discussing 
concerns for and about evangelism. Place of this Meeting will 
be set by Council of Presbytery". (From Minutes of 260th 
Stated Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery, April 16, 1968). 

The Moderator appointed a Standing Committee on At- 
tendance: Rev. Eliot Dixon and Elder George W. Hager, W. H. 
Belk Church; and the Presbytery was enrolled. All requests for 
excused attendance were referred to this Standing Committee. 

THE ROLL 

Enrollment — The following were present or enrolled during the 
meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers — Frances O. Alston, Wayne Aughinbaugh, James P. 
Barksdale, J. Arthur Beard, James Biggers, John W. Bolton, Harry H. 
Bryan, Thomas C. Bryan, Leonard H. Bullock, Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., 
Frank H. Caldwell, Edward B. Cooper, Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., G. Eliot 
Dixon, Daniel L. Durway, Paul H. Felker, Tracy Fisher, James E. 
Fogartie, John M. Handley, A. Rudolph Hendricks, Fred C. Holder, 
Paul A. Home, David B. Jenkins, A. Merrell Keith, David C. Kennedy, 
Russell M. Kerr, John C. Laughlin, J. Cecil Lawrence, William K. 
Leach, Thomas W. MacLean, John R. McAlpine, III, Angus G. Mc- 
Innis, Oren Moore, Jr., Zane M. Moore, A. Jackson Morrison, William 
D. Morton, Bob E. Murdock, French B. O'Shields, Jr., Robert S. 
Owens, Jr., Douglas L. Paulson, James O. Pitts, Eugene P. Poe, Marcus 
B. Prince, Jr., Robert H. Ramey, Robert W. Rayburn, Glenn B. Robin- 
son, Henry S. Robinson, Thomas B. Ruff, J. Shepherd Russell, Jr., 
James E. Sewell, H. Howard Smith, William A. Stewart, Jr., E. Lee 
Stoffel, A. Leslie Thompson, Ernest T. Thompson, Jr., Paul P. Thrower, 
Leonard W. Topping, Fred P. Turner, Carl T. Uzzell, Joseph H. J. 
Vernon, Eldon D. Wadsworth, Edward C. Wilson, Robert S. Woodson. 

Ministers Excused — Thomas A. Cutting, Jr., Warner L. Hall, 



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Robert F. Henry, Jr., Charles M. Murray, John H. McVay, Robert H. 
Ramey, Jr., David E. Wilkinson. 

Ruling Elders Present — C. M. Bingman, Albemarle Road; Mrs. 
Pauline L. Snell, Amity; Guilford C. Oldham, Avondale; W. F. Frazier, 
Badin; George Hager, W. H. Belk; W. Reece Little, Caldwell Memorial; 
J. Robert Neely, Central Steele Creek; C. W. Patterson, Charlotte — 
First; Banks Massey, Commonwealth; J. M. Altman, Eastminster; 
W. S. McRae, Ellerbe; Roy Dagvault, Forest Hill; Mrs. R. L. Wright, 
Hickory Grove; C. W. Kidd, Hopewell; J. Y. Barnett, Huntersville; 
John R. Litaker. McQuay; G. Ross Summerville, Memorial; Clarence 
Mc Arthur, Myers Park; D. Henry Dunn, Mulberry; J. F. Caldwell, 
Newell; Ray Morgan, New Salem; Charlie V. Byrd, Norwood; A. Q. 
Youngblood, Plaza; Fred O. Brown, Philadelphia; Clyde Shinn, Ramah; 
R. C. Cagle, Jr., Rockingham— First; William H. Cook, St. Giles; C. E. 
McGill, St. John; Edd W. DeArmon, Jr., St. Paul; Edith Gardner, Seigle 
Avenue; D. F. Westmoreland, Selwyn Avenue; Kenneth R. Beaty, 
Sharon; W. D. Loy, Jr., Steele Creek; Ross Miller, Thomasboro; Charles 
H. Shelton, Wadesboro; G. Helder, Waxhaw; R. L. Penninger, Williams 
Memorial; J. R. Jamison, Wilmore. 

Churches Excused — Marshville, Providence. 

Rev. Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., Chairman of Arrangements for 
this Called Meeting, presented a schedule of procedure which 
was adopted and followed: 

PERSONNEL 

Moderator Rev. John M. Handley 

Chairman of Planning Rev. Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. 

Speaker Dr. J. Sherrard Rice 

PROGRAM 

3:00 P.M Opening Worship 

3:10 P.M Address 

3:45 P.M. Reading Period, for review 

of Task Force Papers 

4:15 P.M. Panel Discussion 

5:00 P.M Group Discussion 

6:00 P.M Dinner 

7:00 P.M Plenary Session 

8:00 P.M Closing Worship 

9:00 P.M Adjournment 

Dr. J. Sherrard Rice, Secretary of Christian Witness of the 
Board of National Ministries, was presented to the Presbytery, 
and he spoke concerning the background and content of the 
main Paper, "A Theological Basis For Evangelism". 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 13 

The Court went into a reading session until 4:15 P.M., 
when it returned to business with a Panel Discussion, moderat- 
ed by our Moderator, with questions and discussion from the 
Panel: Rev. Daniel L. Durway, Rev. Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., Rev. 
Leonard Bullock and Rev. Robert S. Owens, Jr. Dr. Rice fielded 
the questions, both from the Panel and from the floor. 

Presbytery recessed for dinner at 6:00 P.M. after dividing 
into five study groups composed mainly of 12 ministers and 8 
elders each, and studying the evangelism materials, papers, 
until the dinner hour. 

On reconvening at 7:07 P.M., Presbytery prayed in unison 
a prayer of confession found on page x of The Hymnbook. A 
report on enrollment followed stating 63 ministers, 38 elders, 
and 14 visitors were present. 

Announcements were made relative to the Evangelism Ex- 
perience to be held at Selwyn Avenue Church on May 6-7, and 
relative to a Saturday, May 4th, 11:00 A.M. meeting of interest- 
ed parties to be held at the Memorial Presbyterian Church to 
interpret the needs and purposes of the March coming through 
Charlotte on or about May 14th. 

Discussion Leaders presented resumes of the thinking of 
these groups, and individual reports and thinking were voiced 
from the floor by members of the various groups. 

Rev. E. Lee Stoffel presented a resolution which was adopt- 
ed. 

"That Mecklenburg Presbytery resolve that Christian 
evangelism is also found in service and presence in the name 
of Christ. Remembering that our Lord said, "I was hungry and 
you gave me to eat, I was a stranger and you took me in," we 
strongly urge the Committee on Christian Action to expend up 
to one thousand dollars from General Funds on behalf of the 
strangers who will be in Charlotte on or about May 14th." 

Dr. Stoffel stated in introduction that this resolution 
ignored the political aspects of the March and was simply a 
matter of conscience. He said he was coming more and more 
to the conviction that the Church's mission is to "serve rather 
than be served". Following a discussion of the definition "gen- 
eral funds", it was Presbytery's understanding that it is up to 
the Council of Presbytery to provide these funds, and Rev. 
Fred C. Holder assured Presbytery that the Council would feel 
obligated to do so. 



14 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

As Presbytery discussed the findings of the study groups, 
it adopted a recommendation from the floor as follows: That 
the position paper adopted by our Board of National Ministries, 
"A Theological Basis for Evangelism", be recommended and re- 
ferred to each local Church for depth study by Sessions, Board 
of Deacons, and small study groups representative of the total 
life of the Church. 

In general it was concluded that Evangelism is the whole 
gospel for the whole man in the whole social situation, but this 
definition was not offered for adoption. 

The Minutes of the Meeting were read and approved; this 
was on motion that the Minutes be read prior to the closing 
worship service, and that the meeting stand adjourned with 
the Benediction of the worship service which began at 8:00 P.M. 

Oren Moore, Jr. J. Cecil Lawrence 

Clerk pro tern. Stated Clerk 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 15 

Called Meeting Of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Myers Park Presbyterian Church 
Charlotte, North Carolina 
July 16, 1968 

Mecklenburg Presbytery met in Called Session at the 
Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, 
on Tuesday, July 16, 1968, at two o'clock in the afternoon. 

The meeting was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. 
John M. Handley, who then led the Presbytery in prayer. 

THE CALL 

The Moderator read the call of the meeting and, on motion, 
the call was found in order, and the Court proceeded to the 
business of the call, which, on motion, became the Docket for 
the Court. 

I. Called by Presbytery's Council for the purpose of receiving candi- 
dates and ministers and other matters relating thereto. 

II. Request of Church Extension Committee of Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery to Moderator for the purpose of: 

A. Renewing note of the Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, 
Rockingham, North Carolina. 

B. Approving the establishment of a charitable, non-profit, Cor- 
poration for the operation of a Double Oaks Day Nursery and 
other Day Nurseries. 

C. To approve and guarantee a loan of $100,000 to the Pineville 
Presbyterian Church and other matters relating thereto. 

III. Request of Reverend Thomas MacLean, Reverend Russell M. Kerr, 
Ruling Elders I. A. Jones (Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church) 
and A. B. Mackey (Covenant Presbyterian Church) to the Mod- 
erator to act upon: 

A. Requests for retirement of ministers in Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery. 

B. To place into the hands of ministers Calls from various church- 
es and to appoint Commissions for their installations. 

John M. Handley, Moderator 



16 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

THE ROLL 

Enrollment — Presbytery was enrolled as follows: 

Ministers present: Francis O. Alston, Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, J. A. 
Beard, James N. Biggers, Harry H. Bryan, Thomas C. Bryan, Leonard 
H. Bullock, Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., Oliver W. Carmichael, Edward B. 
Cooper, Kenneth P. Craig, Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., G. E. Dixon, Daniel 
L. Durway, Warner L. Hall, John M. Handley, Fred J. Harmon, A. 
Rudolph Hendricks, Robert F. Henry, Jr., Fred C. Holder, C. Betts 
Huntley, Q. N. Huneycutt, Shelton M. Hutchison, Robert J. James, 
David B. Jenkins, David C. Kennedy, Russell M. Kerr, John C. Laugh- 
lin, J. Cecil Lawrence, William K. Leach, Francis B. Mayes, Carl S. 
Miller, Oren Moore, Jr., Zane M. Moore, William D. Morton, A. Jack- 
son Morrison, Bob E. Murdock, J. R. McAlpine, III, Charles L. Mc- 
Donald, Angus G. Mclnnis, Thomas W. MacLean, Robert S. Owens, 
Jr., Douglas L. Paulson, James O. Pitts, Eugene P. Poe, Marcus B. 
Prince, Jr., Robert W. Rayburn, Glenn B. Robinson, Henry S. Robin- 
son, A. Leslie Thompson, Ernest T. Thompson, Jr., Paul P. Thrower, 
Marshall E. Tobias, Jr., Robert Turner, James H. Sell, Jr., H. Howard 
Smith, William A. Stewart, Jr., E. Lee Stoffel, J. W. Stork, James G. 
Stuart, John E. Smylie. J. H. J. Vernon, W. M. Walsh, J. E. Wayland, 
Jr., Roy F. Whitley, T. Duke Williams, Francis M. Womack, Robert S. 
Woodson, Daniel Zeluff. — 68. 

Ministers Excused: D wight L. Barker, Paul W. Beazley, John W. 
Bolton, David Boyce, Frank H. Caldwell, Paul H. Felker, Vaughn 
Earl Hartsell, Horace H. Hilton, Paul A. Home, W. H. Jarrett, A. 
Merrell Keith, Wilbur D. Kuenzli, Charles M. Murray, John H. McVay, 
Robert H. Ramey, James E. Sewell, Fred P. Turner, Carl T. Uzzell, 
Eldon D. Wadsworth, Edward C. Wilson, David E. Wilkinson. 

Ministers Unexcused: James P. Barksdale, Walter Clark, M. A. 
Cochrane, Jr., Tom A. Cutting, Roscoe Fisher, Tracy V. Fisher, James 
E. Fogartie, Leighton S. Ford, Lloyd Frederick Griffie, David C. Ham- 
brick, Jr., Charles E. S. Kraemer, Fred R. McAlister, Neely McCarter, 
W. B. McSwain, French B. O'Shields, H. Louis Patrick, Leland Rich- 
ardson, J. Shepherd Russell, Jr., Leonard W. Topping, W. G. Workman. 

Ruling Elders present: Leonard W. Mabry, Albemarle — First; Carl 
Daumer, Amity; Albert Lowery, Altan; A. D. Aitken, Avondale; G. S. 
Morrison, W. H. Belk; Charlie Miller, Biscoe; Henry Baldwin, Cam- 
eronian; Lewis Wilson, Central Steele Creek; James White, Charlotte — 
First; J. Price Robinson, Commonwealth; Maurice Rozzelle, Cooks 
Memorial; Charles W. Allison, Jr., Mrs. Ernest B. Hunter, Sr., Elbert 
Todd, Covenant; Roger W. Blackwelder, Jr., East; G. B. Lamm, Ellerbe; 
Jack Kanipe, First Union; Charles A. Hunter, Forest Hill; Archie Mc- 
Call, Hickory Grove; Chester Kidd, Hopewell; Roy T. Fortner, Hunters- 
ville; Robert M. Moore, Indian Trail; T. J. Cooper, Johnston Memorial; 
Daniel J. McCaskill, Macedonia; Mrs. Marie Cochran, Mallard Creek; 
Dewitt Lee, Marshville; W. A. Hood, Matthews; Donald R. Ross, 
Memorial; Harvey Morrison, Jr., Monroe — First; Willard T. Mc- 
Fayden, Mt. Carmel; Decatur Jones, Mt. Gilead; Harry Black, Mul- 
berry; A. Walton Litz, K. Martin Waters, Jr., Myers Park; John Sides, 
McGee; J. C. Reid, Jr., McQuay; W. W. Carlisle, Newell; Jack H. Smith, 
Park Avenue; W. R. Curlee, Paw Creek; Joseph E. Allen, Plaza; 
Ralph Howell, Philadelphia; Miller Crosland, Pineville; William K. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 17 

Rudolph, Ridgecrest; V. Howard Brawley, Robinson; J. Mason Wal- 
lace, Jr., Sardis; Mrs. Ray L. Gardner, Seigle Avenue; C E. Elrod; 
Selwyn Avenue; J. Q. Sullivan, Sharon; S. G. Autry, St. Andrews; Carl 
Moss, St. Giles; Clyde E. McGill, St. John; Fred C. Skeen, St. Paul; 
Philip S. Porter, Steele Creek; Tommy Joe Heywood, Stephenson; Mrs. 
Vincent Cardinal, Sugaw Creek; Sam R. Morris, Third; Ross Miller, 
Sr., Thomasboro; A. T. Russell, Troy; J. Herbert Hildreth, Wadesboro; 
Donald McCain, Walkersville; H. A. Sims, Waxhaw; Frank B. Houston, 
Westminster; Sanford Grant, Westover Hills; E. L. McConnell, Wil- 
liams Memorial; W. P. Dostner, Wilmore. — 65. 

Churches excused: Hamlet and Myers Park. 

Churches unexcused: Albemarle Road, Amay James, Badin, Banks, 
Benton Heights, Bethany, Bethel, Bethlehem, Beulah, Caldwell Me- 
morial, Camden, Camp Greene, Candor, Carmel, Clanton Memorial, 
Cornelius, Eastminster, Hawley Memorial, Indian Hill, Lee Park, 
Locust, Marks Creek, Marston, Morven, McLean, New Salem, Norman, 
Norwood, Oakboro, Pageland, Pee Dee, Pleasant Hill, Providence, 
Ramah, Rehoboth, Rockingham, Rourk, Salem, Siler, Six Mile Creek, 
Smallwood, South Tryon, Star, Trinity, Turner, Unionville. 

(Clerk's Note: Report of Standing Committee on Attendance 
is included in the enrollment.) 

Rev. Eugene Daniel, Jr., Associate Pastor of Myers Park 
Presbyterian Church, welcomed the Court and stated that 
pamphlets concerning the Church were available. 

Several visitors were presented to the Court: Seminary 
students, summer workers, candidates, friends and relatives 
of ministers and candidates to be received. Over fifteen mem- 
bers of the First Presbyterian Church, Albemarle, North Caro- 
lina, were present. 

Following the singing of a hymn, Rev. Warner L. Hall pre- 
sented J. Britt Fenwick, First Presbyterian Church, Albemarle, 
North Carolina, who preached on, "A Trek Into the Unknown", 
Hebrews 11:8, "He went out not knowing where he was to go." 

The Moderator appointed Elliot Dixon, Chairman; Miller 
Crosland, Pineville Church; and Sanford Grant, Westover Hills 
Church, as Committee on Attendance at today's meeting. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The Stated Clerk presented as communications the follow- 
ing: 

(1) Letter from Rev. Malcolm Williamson relative to his 
temporary work in New Zealand; received as information. 

(2) Certificates of transfer for candidates: Richard C. 
Brand, Jr., Holston; J. Brett Fenwick, Central Mississippi; 



18 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Franklin Toole, Jr., Westminster. Presbytery received these 
men as candidates of Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

(3) Ministers to be examined and received; J. E. Wayland, 
Sr., Presbytery of Bethel; James A. Cannon, First Presbytery, 
A.R.P. Church. The certificates of transfer for John A. Luddy, 
Presbytery of Atlanta and James S. Mann, Presbytery of Kings 
Mountain, were lost in transit. However, the Stated Clerk had 
letters confirming that these men were members in good and 
regular standing in their respective presbyteries. On motion 
by Rev. Warner L. Hall, the commission appointed by the 
Presbytery to install these whose credentials have been mis- 
directed are empowered to receive the necessary assurance of 
their transfers and receive them into the membership of the 
Presbytery at the time of their installation, prior to the Service 
of Installation. These commissions will place the respective 
calls into the hands of James S. Mann and John A. Luddy fol- 
lowing their reception into Presbytery and proceed to their 
installation. 

(4) It was announced to Presbytery that Rev. and Mrs. 
T. B. Ruff will enter the Presbyterian Home, High Point, North 
Carolina, in August. 

(5) Rev. Robert F. Henry, Jr. announced that the Joint 
Presbyterian Committee, in the near future, will send a letter 
to the ministers of Mecklenburg Presbytery inviting them to a 
meeting of ministers of Mecklenburg, Catawba and First 
(A.R.P.) presbyteries. This meeting will be held on September 
24, 1968, 8:00 P.M., Covenant Presbyterian Church, Charlotte. 
The purpose of this meeting is fellowship and to inform our- 
selves as to areas of need in which the three presbyteries may 
work together. 

(6) Rev. Eugene P. Poe announced an informal luncheon, 
noon, July 17, to meet with Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt relative to 
his recent trip to Palestine. Anyone interested is welcome to 
attend. 

Rev. Daniel L. Durway asked permission to labor outside 
the bounds of Presbytery during graduate study at Duke Uni- 
versity and expressed his appreciation for his nine years at 
Covenant Presbyterian Church. This was granted and referred 
to the Commission on the Minister and His Work. Dr. Hall 
commented to Presbytery concerning the work of Mr. Durway 
which will terminate at Covenant Presbyterian Church on 
August 15, 1968. Dr. Hall stated that Mr. Durway's work at 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 19 

Covenant had been in part experimental in nature with Mr. 
Durway serving as Theologian in Residence. His service at 
Covenant was effective and highly commendable. 

Rev. Robert S. Woodson led the Presbytery in a vote of 
appreciation to Rev. Robert F. Henry, Jr. for his work as 
Chaplain in the Charlotte hospitals. 

Rev. Oliver Carmichael presented James Craig Butler, 
Amity Church, and Frederick William Dotger, III, Williams 
Memorial Church, to be examined for reception as candidates. 
The Moderator examined them on their motives for seeking the 
Ministry of the Word and their personal religious experiences. 
This was sustained. On motion, Presbytery approved the testi- 
monials of these men. 

These men were then received as candidates for licensure 
and ordination under the care of Mecklenburg Presbytery, 
and a service of worship was led by the Moderator who asked 
the Constitutional Questions which were answered in the af- 
firmative. Rev. Fred C. Holder charged the candidates after 
Rev. Marcus B. Prince, Jr. had offered prayer in behalf of their 
candidacies. The Moderator declared them received as candi- 
dates, ordered their enrollment as candidates and pronounced 
the Benediction. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

Rev. Thomas MacLean, Chairman of the Commission on 
the Minister and His Work, presented the following partial re- 
port which was adopted: 

The Commission acting as a Committee has reviewed the following 
calls: 

1. The Call of the Troy Church for the ministerial services of Candi- 
date Franklin Toole Jr., graduate of Union Theological Seminary 
in Virginia, Candidate of Westminster Presbytery. Terms of the call 
are: Salary, $5,500; auto allowance, $600; major medical insurance, 
manse; 30-days vacation; 10% annuity; moving expenses. $600 of 
the above salary is designated for a "housing allowance." 

2. The Call of the McGee Church for the ministerial services of the 
Reverend John Aubrey Luddy, Jr., of Atlanta Presbytery. Terms 
of the call are: Salary, $5,500; manse; auto allowance, $720; Major 
Medical Insurance, $254; one-month's vacation; moving costs; 10% 
annuity. 

3. The Call of the First Presbyterian Church of Albemarle for the serv- 
ices of Candidate John Brett Fenwick, graduate of Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary in Virginia, Candidate under the care of Central Miss- 
issippi Presbytery, as associate minister. Terms of the call are: 
Salary, $5,600; auto allowance, $600; housing allowance, $1,200; 
Major Medical Insurance; 10% annuity; one-month's vacation. 



20 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

4. The Call of the Macedonia Church for the ministerial services of 
the Reverend James S. Mann of Kings Mountain Presbytery. Terms 
of the call are: Salary, $5,500; manse; full annuity; Major Medical 
Insurance and utilities, $900; moving expenses; auto allowance, 
$600; one-month's vacation. 

5. The Call of the First Union Church for the ministerial services of 
the Reverend James Arthur Cannon of the First Presbytery, Asso- 
ciate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Terms of the call are: Salary, 
$6,600; auto allowance, $1,080; one-month's vacation; Insurance, 
$300; manse; utilities; annuity ($462); moving expenses. 

6. The Call of the Locust Church for the ministerial services of the 
Reverend James Renwick Kennedy, Jr., of Appomatox Presbytery. 
Terms of the call are: Salary, $6,000; auto expense, $1,200; moving 
costs; manse, repaired and painted; major medical insurance; 10% 
annuity; one-month's vacation. 

7. The Call of the Session of the Trinity Church for the services of 
Candidate Richard C. Brand, Jr., of Holston Presbytery, as assistant 
minister. Terms of the call are: Salary $6,000; manse expense, 
$1,800; travel expense $1,200; major medical insurance; 10% an- 
nuity; one-month's vacation. 

8. The Call of the Johnston Memorial Church for the Ministerial Serv- 
ices of the Reverend Paul A. Home of Mecklenburg Presbytery. 
Terms of the call are: Salary, $5,600; 10% annuity; manse; auto 
allowance, $600; major medical insurance; one-month's vacation; 
moving expenses. 

The Commission makes the following Recommendations: 

1. That the calls listed above be found in order and be presented to the 
several ministers called upon their reception into the Presbytery 
and (in the case of Candidates Toole, Fenwick and Brand) ordina- 
tion. That in the case of the call of the Johnston Memorial Church 
to the Reverend Paul Home, already a member of this Presbytery, 
the call be found in order and placed in his hands. 

2. That the letters of transfer from their respective presbyteries for 
the ministers and candidates named above be found in order and 
that these men be admitted to examination for admission to Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery. (Note: The Reverend James Renwick Kennedy 
plans to be received at the October meeting of Presbytery.) 

3. That the letter of transfer for the Reverend J. Ed Wayland of Bethel 
Presbytery, Honorably Retired, be found in order and that he be 
admitted to examination for admission into the Presbytery of Meck- 
lenburg. 

Thomas W. MacLean, Chairman 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work 

HONORABLE RETIREMENT 

The following ministers asked Presbytery to grant them 
honorable retirement and to instruct the Stated Clerk to cer- 
tify their retirement to the Board of Annuities and Relief: Rev. 
Roy F. Whitley and Rev. J. E. Wayland, Sr. effective August 31, 



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1968; Rev. T. Duke Williams effective September 1, 1968 and 
Rev. Carl S. Miller effective September 1, 1968. Mr. Wayland 
was granted permission to labor outside the bounds of Pres- 
bytery until his retirement. Elder Harvey Morrison, Jr., of the 
First Presbyterian Church, Monroe, North Carolina, spoke of 
the congregation's reluctant concurrence with Dr. Whitley's 
request and stated that the congregation, by standing vote, had 
made him Pastor Emeritus. 

Elders Donald Doster, of the Bethany Church, and Albert 
Lowery, of the Altan Church, stated that their congregations 
reluctantly concurred with Mr. Williams' request and express- 
ed appreciation of his ministry to them. 

EXAMINATIONS 

Rev. Warner L. Hall, Chairman of Examinations, stated 
that this examination was in two parts and as Part I presented 
these men: Rev. J. E. Wayland, Sr., Rev. James A. Cannon (Mr. 
Cannon will be Pastor of a union Church under the jurisdic- 
tion of the First (A.R.P.) Presbytery and Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery; consequently, he will be a member of both presbyteries, 
and the Installation Commission of Mecklenburg Presbytery 
will join with the Installation Committee of the First (A.R.P.) 
Presbytery to compose the Installation Commission). Rev. John 
A. Luddy and Rev. James S. Mann, moving that they be ad- 
mitted to examination for being received into Presbytery. The 
Moderator examined them on their Christian experiences. This 
was sustained. Dr. Hall examined these men on their views in 
Theology, the Sacraments and Church Government. This ex- 
amination was sustained. Mr. Wayland and Mr. Cannon were 
welcomed into the Presbytery and enrolled. The Call of the 
First Union Presbyterian Church to Mr. Cannon was placed 
in his hands, and he signified his acceptance. Mr. Luddy and 
Mr. Mann signified their willingness to accept the calls of their 
respective congregations. These calls will be placed in their 
hands following their reception into Presbytery. 

Dr. Hall presented candidates Franklin Toole, Jr. and J. 
Brett Fenwick and they were admitted to examination for 
ordination. Their college degrees were accepted in lieu of 
further examination in academic subjects. The Theological 
theses and exegeses were approved, as were their trial ser- 
mons. Mr. Toole's subject: "Not Fit for the Kingdom", was 
based on the text of Luke 9:57. The Moderator examined them 
in their Christian experience, and this was sustained. Each 



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man read his own statement of faith which reflected his knowl- 
edge of theology, Bible, Sacraments, and Book of Church Order. 
These were accepted by Presbytery as sufficient examination 
of these subjects. Their examination as a whole were sustained 
and commissions for ordination and installation were appoint- 
ed after both had signified their willingness to accept a call to 
their respective congregations. 

Rev. Paul Home signified his acceptance of the call from 
the Johnston Memorial Presbyterian Church and his Installa- 
tion Commission was appointed. 

Commission To Install Rev. James A. Cannon, Pasior Of First Union 
Presbyterian Church, Sunday, July 28, 1968, 8:00 P.M. 

Rev. Russell M. Kerr, Chairman — To preside and propound the Con- 
stitutional Questions 
Rev. Kenneth P. Craig 
Rev. Robert Turner 
Mr. Joseph W. Grier (Charlotte, First) 
Mr. Fred O. Brown (Philadelphia) 
Mr. A. D. Morgan (First Union) 

P. S. Mecklenburg Presbytery, in session July 16, 1968, elected in- 
dividuals named above to serve with individuals elected by First 
Presbytery to serve as a Commission to install Rev. James A. 
Cannon, Pastor, First Union Presbyterian Church. Rev. Russell 
M. Kerr is asked to assign parts for the Installation Service and 
to notify the Stated Clerk of Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

Commission To Install Rev. Paul A. Horne, Pastor Of The 

Johnston Memorial Presbyterian Church 

On Sunday, September 8, 1968, At 7:30 P.M. 

Rev. John M. Handley, Chairman — To preside and propound the Con- 
stitutional Questions 
Rev. Eugene P. Poe — To preach the sermon 
Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr. — To deliver the charge to the Pastor 
Mr. George Coonrod — To deliver the charge to the Congregation 
Mr. James W. DeWeese — To lead in prayer 
Rev. Thomas B. Ruff— Alternate 
Mr. E. R. Hyder — Alternate 

Commission To Install Rev. John A. Luddy, Pastor Of The 
McGee Presbyterian Church On July 28, 1968, 8:00 P.M. 

Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence, Chairman — To preside and propound the Con- 
stitutional Questions 

Rev. Leonard Bullock — To preach the sermon 

Rev. Marshall Tobias — To deliver the charge to the pastor. 

Elder Harvey W. Johnston (Westminster) — To deliver the charge to 
the Congregation 

Mr. E. Ross Cathey (McGee) 

Mr. F. W. Dotger (Williams Memorial) 



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Commission To Install Rev. James S. Mann, Pastor Of The 
Macedonia Presbyterian Church On July 28, 1968, at 7:30 P.M. 

Rev. David B. Jenkins, Chairman — To preside and propound the 

Constitutional Questions 
Rev. Paul Thrower — To preach the sermon 
Rev. Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. — To deliver the charge to the Pastor 
Mr. Neal Freeman (Star) — To deliver the charge to the Congregation 
Rev. William L. Jarrett — Alternate 
Mr. A. T. Russell (Troy) 
Mr. Charles Miller (Biscoe) 
Mr. George K. Aderholt (Star) 
Mr. Paul O'Quinn (Macedonia) 

Commission To Ordain And Install Mr. Franklin Toole, Jr., 
Pastor Of The Troy Presbyterian Church On August 25, 1968, 7:30 P.M. 

Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence, Chairman — To preside and propound the 

Constitutional Questions 
Rev. Warner L. Hall — To preach the sermon 
Rev. A. Leslie Thompson — To deliver the charge to the Pastor 
Mr. George O. Stovall (Albemarle, First) — To deliver the charge to 

the Congregation 
Mrs. E. B. Hunter, Sr. (Covenant) — Invocation 
Mr. S. H. McCall, Jr. (Troy)— Prayer 

Commission To Ordain And Install Mr. J. Brett Fenwick, 
Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Albemarle, North Carolina 

On September 8, 1968, 11:00 A.M. 

Rev. J. Shepherd Russell, Jr., Chairman — To preside and propound 
the Constitutional Questions 

Rev. David B. Jenkins — To preach the sermon 

Rev. James G. Stuart — To deliver the charge to the Pastor 

Mr. Randolph Norton (Sardis) — To deliver the charge to the Congre- 
gation 

Rev. Wayne R. Aughinbaugh 

Dr. James Hemphill (Rockingham, First) 

Mr. Leonard Mabry (Albemarle, First) 

Mr. Robert Holsaple, Knoxville, Tennessee, Guest Elder 

CHURCH EXTENSION 

Dr. Harvey W. Johnston presented three resolutions from 

the Church Extension Committee, and these were adopted as 

follows: 

Resolution Of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Presbyterian Church In The United States 

July 16, 1968 

(Park Avenue Presbyterian Church) 
(Rockingham, North Carolina) 
WHEREAS, Mecklenburg Presbytery on July 21, 1964, authorized 
and directed its trustees in the name of Mecklenburg Presbytery to 
endorse and guarantee the payment of a note of Park Avenue Presby- 
terian Church in the amount of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) 



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due August 10, 1967; and 

WHEREAS, Park Avenue Presbyterian Church has not been able 
to discharge the balance of said note in the amount of Twenty-Four 
Thousand One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($24,150.00); and 

WHEREAS, the Richmond County Bank, owner and holder of said 
note, has agreed to extend said loan for a period of three (3) years 
with payments of One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150.00) per month, 
with interest at six per cent (6%) per annum, the first payment to be 
due July 10, 1968, upon condition that Mecklenburg Presbytery guar- 
antee the payment of the new note; and 

WHEREAS, the Church Extension Committee has approved the 
extension of the note for an additional period of three (3) years and 
has recommended that Mecklenburg Presbytery continue its guaranty; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery authorize and direct the trustees, in its name, to endorse and 
guarantee the payment of said new note in the amount of Twenty- 
Four Thousand One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($24,150.00). 



I certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of a resolu- 
tion adopted by Mecklenburg Presbytery at a regularly called meet- 
ing on July 16, 1968. 



ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION 

OF 

DOUBLE OAKS NURSERY, INCORPORATED 

(a charitable, non-profit corporation) 

We, the undersigned natural persons of the age of twenty-one (21) 
years, or more, do hereby associate ourselves into a non-profit cor- 
poration under the laws of the State of North Carolina as contained 
in Chapter 55A of the General Statutes of North Carolina, entitled 
"Non-Profit Corporation Act 1 ', and the several amendments thereto, 
and to that end do hereby set forth: 

I. 

NAME 
The name of the corporation is Double Oaks Nursery, Incorporated. 

II. 

DURATION 
The period of duration of the corporation shall be unlimited 

III. 
OBJECTS 

The purposes for which the corporation is organized are: 

(a) To establish and operate one or more day nurseries for the 
benefit of underprivileged children in Mecklenburg County, North 
Carolina, and to provide for their religious, educational, and recrea- 
tional care, and development, and for their general welfare. 



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(b) To engage in any causes similar to the above-mentioned in 
order to promote the spiritual, mental, and physical well-being of 
underprivileged children in Mecklenburg Presbytery, North Carolina. 

(c) To utilize all powers provided in Chapter 55A of the General 
Statutes of North Carolina to accomplish the above-stated purposes. 

IV 

The corporation is to have no members. 

V. 

The Directors shall be elected in accordance with the method 
provided in the by-laws of the corporation. 

VI. 

(a) Upon dissolution of the corporation, the Board of Directors 
shall apply and distribute the assets of the corporation as follows: 

1. All liabilities and obligations of the corporation shall be paid, 
set aside, and discharged, or adequate provision shall be made 
therefor. 

2. Assets held by the corporation upon condition requiring return, 
transfer, or conveyance, which condition occurs by reason of 
the dissolution, shall be returned, transferred, or conveyed in 
accordance with such requirements. 

3. Assets received and held by the corporation subject to limita- 
tions permitting their use only for specified purposes, but not 
held upon a condition requiring return, transfer, or conveyance 
by reason of the dissolution, shall be transferred or conveyed 
to one or more domestic or foreign corporations, societies, or 
organizations engaged in activities substantially similar to those 
of the corporation, pursuant to a plan of distribution adopted 
as provided by Chapter 55A of the General Statutes of North 
Carolina. 

4. The remaining assets not held by the corporation subject to 
limitations permitting their use only for specified purposes, 
shall be applied so far as is feasible toward carrying out the 
purposes stated in these Articles, or paid over, for such pur- 
poses to one or more other organizations which qualify under 
Section 501 (c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code 
or successor provisions thereto. 

(b) In carrying out its purposes and in exercising its powers, the 
corporation shall be subject to the limitations that: 

1. No dividend shall be paid and no part of its income, if any, 
shall be distributed to its members, directors, or officers. 

2. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be 
the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting, to in- 
fluence legislation, or the advocacy of, or the campaigning for, 
objectives which can only be obtained by legislation or the 
defeat of proposed legislation. 

3. The corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (includ- 
ing the publication or distribution of statements), any political 
campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. 

4. The corporation shall not engage in any activities which would 



26 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

cause the corporation to fail to qualify under Section 501 (c)(3) 
of the United States Internal Revenue Code or successor pro- 
visions thereto. 

VII. 
INITIAL REGISTERED AGENT 

The address of the initial registered office of the corporation is 
1100 Barringer Office Tower, 426 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, Meck- 
lenburg County, North Carolina, and the name of the initial registered 
agent at such address is Richard A. Bigger, Jr. 

VIII. 

The number of directors of the corporation may be fixed by the 
by-laws, but shall not be less than three (3). The number of directors 
constituting the initial Board of Directors shall be five (5), and the 
names and addresses of the persons who are to serve as directors until 
their successors are elected and qualified are: 

NAME ADDRESS 

Mrs. W. Edgar Meares 206 Tranquil Avenue 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

Mrs. Charles W. Tillett 2200 Sherwood Avenue 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

Mrs. T. M. Plonk 2320 Sharon Road 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

IX. 

INCORPORATORS 

The names and addresses of all of the Incorporators are: 
NAME ADDRESS 

Richard A. Bigger, Jr. 1100 Barringer Office Tower 

426 North Tryon Street 
Charlotte, North Carolina 

T. LaFontine Odom 1100 Barringer Office Tower 

426 North Tryon Street 
Charlotte, North Carolina 

William J. Waggoner 1100 Barringer Office Tower 

426 North Tryon Street 
Charlotte, North Carolina 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hands this 

day of , 1968. 

(SEAL) 

Richard A. Bigger, Jr. 

(SEAL) 

T. LaFontine Odom 

(SEAL) 

William J. Waggoner 



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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA 
COUNTY OF MECKLENBURG 



This is to certify on the day of ,1968, 

before me, a Notary Public, personally appeared Richard A. Bigger, 
Jr., T. LaFontine Odom, and William J. Waggoner, who, I am satisfied, 
are the persons named in and who executed the foregoing Articles of 
Incorporation, and I having first made known to them the contents 
thereof, they did acknowledge that they signed and delivered the 
same as their voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes there- 
in expressed. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and 
affixed my official seal, this day of , 1968 



Notary Public 
My Commission Expires: 



Resolution Of Mecklenburg Presbytery 
Presbyterian Church In The United States 

July 16, 1968 
(Pineville Presbyterian Church) 

WHEREAS, Mecklenburg Presbytery has approved the relocation 
of the Pineville Presbyterian Church on a 11.67 acre tract of land at 
the intersection of Park and State Roads; and 

WHEREAS, pursuant to resolutions of the congregation of the 
Pineville Presbyterian Church and Mecklenburg Presbytery title to 
the old church property in Pineville, North Carolina, has been con- 
veyed to Mecklenburg Presbytery; and 

WHEREAS, the First Federal Savings & Loan Association has 
agreed to lend Pineville Presbyterian Church and Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) to be used in the 
construction of the first unit of the new church buildings, the loan to 
bear six per cent (6%) interest and to be repaid in monthly install- 
ments for a period of twenty (20) years, beginning after completion of 
the new buildings and secured by first lien deed of trust on the 11.67 
acre tract on which the new church buildings are to be located and a 
deed of trust on the property owned by the Mecklenburg Presbytery 
and used by Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church until completion of 
its new building, the deed to such property being recorded in Book 
2313, page 254, in the Mecklenburg Public Registry; and 

WHEREAS, an agreement has been reached between the Church 
Extension Committee of Mecklenburg Presbytery and representatives 
of the Pineville Presbyterian Church by which Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery's responsibility in connection with said $100,000 loan is to be 
limited to pay principal in the amount of Thirty Thousand Dollars 
($30,000.00), Pineville Presbyterian Church being responsible for all 
other obligations in connection with said loan, including all fees and 
expenses incident to the closing of the loan, all monthly installments of 
principal and interest and Pineville Presbyterian Church having 
agreed that the entire net proceeds of the sale of the old church 
property in Pineville, North Carolina, will be applied in a lump sum 



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reduction of the outstanding principal of said note at the time a sale 
of such property is made; and 

WHEREAS, the Church Extension Committee of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery has recommended that Mecklenburg Presbytery by its 
Trustees, join with Pineville Presbyterian Church in executing the 
note for $100,000, and that its Trustees be directed to secure said note 
by a deed of trust on the property of Mecklenburg Presbytery describ- 
ed in Deed Book 2313, page 254, Mecklenburg Public Registry, such 
authorization conditioned upon Pineville Presbyterian Church adopt- 
ing a resolution consistent with the above stated agreement be- 
tween its representatives and the Church Extension Committee; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Trustees of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery be directed to join with the Pineville Presby- 
terian Church in the execution of the note to First Federal Savings 
& Loan Association required in connection with said loan of $100,000 
and in the execution of such other instruments as may be necessary 
to comply with the conditions of the loan as above stated, including 
the execution of deeds of trust upon such of the above described prop- 
erty as are owned by Mecklenburg Presbytery. 



The Minutes were read and approved, and Presbytery ad- 
journed following prayer and the Apostolic Benediction by 
the Moderator. 

Oren Moore, Jr. J. Cecil Lawrence, 

Permanent Clerk, Pro Tern. Stated Clerk 



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The Two Hundred Sixty-First 

Stated Meeting of 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 



First Presbyterian Church 
Hamlet, North Carolina 
October 15, 1968 

The Presbytery assembled and was led in a worship and 
Communion Service by the Moderator, John M. Handley and 
John H. McVay, pastor of the host church. The Moderator 
gave a Communion meditation on the theme, "Christ, the 
Bridge of the Communion". The Sacrament of the Lord's 
Supper was administered with the assistance of the following 
Ruling Elders: B. S. McGuirt, Kenneth Hawley, J. M. Mc- 
Donald, Richard Fetner, Wingate Williamson, Ross Fetner, 
R. P. Clark, Jr., Joe Mitchell, Everett Goodwyn and Robert 
S. Terry. 

Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator and was 
constituted with prayer. 

The Stated Clerk declared a quorum present. Assisting 
clerks pro-tem were Thomas C. Bryan, G. E. Dixon and Miss 
Annette Bullard. 

Memorials: A Memorial for Reverend David S. Chalabie 
was presented by James E. Fogartie and for Reverend Frank L. 
Goodman by Paul P. Thrower. These were adopted and ad- 
mitted to record. 

Memorial To The Reverend David Samuel Chalabie 

David Samuel Chalabie was born in Urumia, Persia, November 9, 
1896, the son of Samuel D. and Shaker Yokhanen Chalabie. His up- 
bringing was Christian and was fraught with persecution because of 
this commitment. Educated in the Mission School in Urumia, David 
Chalabie came to the United States in 1921. He matriculated in the 
Union Theological Seminary in that year, and was graduated in 1924. 
Licensed and ordained by the Presbytery of Tygarts Valley in the fall 
of that year, David Chalabie served as a Home Missionary in the 
Bower and Upper Glade Presbyterian Churches of Cowen, West Vir- 
ginia. Subsequently he was assistant pastor in the Church by the Side 
of the Road of Greensboro, North Carolina. 



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Mr. Chalabie left the active ministry of the Church to become en- 
gaged in business. In 1939, he married Miss Catherine Ruel in Spar- 
tanburg, South Carolina. From this union were born a son, Andrew 
Ruel, and a daughter, Brenda Kay. For the remainder of his life David 
Chalabie resided in Charlotte, North Carolina. His devotion to Christ 
and His Church was well known. During the years he supplied pulpits 
and taught classes in Mecklenburg Presbytery. In the latter years 
David Chalabie taught adult classes in the Myers Park Presbyterian 
Church, of which his wife and children are active members. He was 
honorably retired by the Presbytery in July of 1967. His death came on 
May 18, 1968, after a period of declining health. 

Surely David Samuel Chalabie loved his Lord and through his 
days devoted himself to living for Him and serving Him. To his wife 
and children the sympathy and affection of the Presbytery are ex- 
pressed. 

James E. Forgartie 

Memorial To Reverend Frank LeRoy Goodman 

In the providence of Almighty God our brother and fellow minister 
Frank LeRoy Goodman was released from the cares and limitations of 
this physical life, and graduated to receive the crown of life which is 
promised to those who are faithful unto death. 

Frank LeRoy Goodman was born on June 22, 1900 at Rockbridge 
County, Virginia, the son of John Luther Goodman and Louise Vir- 
ginia Henry Goodman. He studied at Washington & Lee University 
for one year from 1919 to 1920 before accepting a position teaching the 
following year. Then he returned to academic studies at Hampden- 
Sydney College in 1921 where he was graduated with the bachelor of 
arts degree in 1925. He entered Union Theological Seminary at Rich- 
mond, Virginia and was graduated in 1928 with the bachelor of di- 
vinity degree. 

Wilmington Presbytery ordained Mr. Goodman to the office of 
Minister of the Word on April 10, 1928. He served as Stated Supply of 
a group of churches in Jacksonville, North Carolina for one year be- 
fore being called to the pastorate of the Grove, Hallsville, and Stan- 
ford churches where he served for ten years. He became a member of 
Fayetteville Presbytery in 1939 when he accepted the call to become 
pastor of the Laurel Hill and Montpelier churches. After six years 
he moved to the Synod of Virginia for his longest pastorate in Lexing- 
ton Presbytery at the Lock Willow and Union churches at Churchville, 
Virginia. He remained there for seventeen years until 1962 at which 
time he was received by Mecklenburg Presbytery and installed as 
pastor of the Mt. Carmel and Norman churches. Frank L. Goodman 
had a particular talent in music which he willingly gave to his min- 
istry. He attended not only to the needs of his congregation, but 
sought to minister to all people in the name of Jesus Christ. But the 
singular most outstanding feature of his nearly forty years of min- 
istry was his faithfulness to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ not 
only by word but also by his personal witness in life. 

On December 31, 1967 the Reverend Frank LeRoy Goodman was 
honorably retired by Mecklenburg Presbytery. At that time he was 
a patient in the hospital. He never regained his fulness of strength and 
health after that time. On September 6. 1968 he answered his final call 
in this life, and was mercifully and victoriously released from physical 



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illness so that he might enjoy the fulness of the glory of the Lord. 
He is survived by his wife, the former Edna Earl Walton, whom 

he married in 1929 and with whom he shared his ministry for Christ. 
This marriage was blessed with three children, Miss Caroline Virginia 
Goodman, who is now the Director of Christian Education at Rock 
Spring Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia, Mrs. A. J. (Sarah 
Lee) Glover of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Mr. John Robert 
Goodman who is a graduate student at Union Theological Seminary 
in Richmond, Virginia. 

The friendship and fellowship of this Christian gentleman shall 
not be forgotten, but shall stand as a blessing in the memories of 
those to whom and with whom he ministered. 

David B. Jenkins 

Prayer for the families of these deceased brethren was of- 
fered by James E. Fogartie. 

Visiting brethren, Ruling Elders attending Presbytery for 
the first time, and visitors were recognized by the Moderator. 

The retiring Moderator expressed to Presbytery his 
appreciation of the honor which had been his and for the 
privilege of serving. 

Presbytery was enrolled as follows: 

THE ROLL 

Enrollment — The following were present or enrolled during the 
meeting of Presbytery. 

Ministers — Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, James P. Barksdale, Jr., J. 
Arthur Beard, Paul W. Beazley, James N. Biggers, John W. Bolton, 
Harry H. Bryan, Thomas C. Bryan, Leonard H. Bullock, Edwin O. 
Byrd, Jr., Frank H. Caldwell, James A. Cannon, Oliver W. Carmichael, 
Edward B. Cooper, Kenneth P. Craig, Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., G. E. 
Dixon, Paul H. Felker, J. Brett Fenwick, Roscoe B. Fisher, Tracy V. 
Fisher, James E. Fogartie, Lloyd Frederick Griffie, John M. Handley, 
Fred J. Harmon, A. Rudolph Hendricks, Robert F. Henry, Jr., Horace 
H. Hilton, Jr., Fred C. Holder, Paul A. Home, Q. N. Huneycutt, Charles 
Betts Huntley, Shelton M. Hutchison, Robert J. James, David B. 
Jenkins, Frank S. Jones, A. Merrell Keith, J. Renwick Kennedy, Jr., 
Russell M. Kerr, Charles E. S. Kraemer, W. D. Kuenzli, John C. 
Laughlin, J. Cecil Lawrence, William K. Leach, John A. Luddy, James 
S. Mann, Francis B. Mayes, Jr., Carl S. Miller, William D. Morton, 
Zane M. Moore, Bob E. Murdock, Charles M. Murray, Thomas W. 
MacLean, J. R. McAlpine, III, Angus G. McGinnis, W. B. McSwain, 
John H. McVay, F. B. O'Shields, Jr., Robert S. Owens, Jr., H. Louis 
Patrick, Douglas L, Paulson, Eugene P. Poe, M. B. Prince, Jr., Robert 
H. Ramey, Jr., Robert W. Rayburn, Glenn B. Robinson, Henry S. 
Robinson, J. S. Russell, Jr., Friedrich Schilling, Jr., James E. Sewell, 
H. Howard Smith, John E. Smylie, William A. Stewart, Jr., H. E. 
Stoessel, J. W. Stork, James G. Stuart, A. Leslie Thompson, E. T. 
Thompson, Jr., Paul P. Thrower, Marshall E. Tobias, Jr., Franklin 
Toole, Jr., Leonard W. Topping, Fred P. Turner, Robert Turner, Carl 
T. Uzzell, Joseph H. J. Vernon, Eldon D. Wadsworth, T. Duke Wil- 



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liams, Edward C. Wilson, Francis M. Womack, Jr., Robert S. Woodson. 

Ministers Excused: David C. Kennedy, W. H. Jarrett, David E. 
Wilkinson, David G. Boyce, Leighton S. Ford, J. E. Wayland, Jr., 
Frances O. Alston, Leland A. Richardson, M. A. Cochrane, Jr., and 
W. J. Workman. 

Ministers Unexcused — Vaughn Earl Hartsell, Dwight L. Barker 
and Neely McCarter. 

Ministers Granted Permission to Leave Presbytery — John R. Mc- 
Alpine, III, Charles E. S. Kraemer, Eugene P. Poe, F. B. O'Shields, Jr., 
Robert Turner and M. B. Prince, Jr. 

Ruling Elders Present — Harold Burney, Albemarle First; Odus 
Doster, Altan; Carl Daumer, Amity; C. R. Higgins, Avondale; Frank 
P. Stephenson, Banks; A. C. Gardner, Badin; C. M. Snyder, W. H. 
Belk; Herman Starnes, Benton Heights; Harry C. Knox, Bethel; Oscar 
Stevens, Biscoe; W. R. Little, Caldwell Memorial; B. L. McNeely, Jr., 
Cameronian; J. O. Hawfield, Camp Greene; Arthur W. Barnes, Central 
Steele Creek; Charles W. Patterson, James A. White, Charlotte — First; 
Price Robinson, Commonwealth; Don R. Monteith, Cook's Memorial; 
Blythe Hager, Cornelius; Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D., T. M. McCord, and 
John H. Northey, Covenant; Roger Blackwelder, East; R. C. Carriker, 
Ellerbe; Donald W. Cathey, Forest Hill; James C. Redding, First 
Union; Murphy McDonald, Hamlet First; Bill Bell, Hickory Grove; 
Cecil McAuley, Hopewell; E. F. Kumm, Huntersville; M. E. Brattain, 
Indian Hill; Kenneth Gantz, Indian Trail; C. J. Miller, Johnston Me- 
morial; Robert Lee Smith, Sr., Locust; J. R. Lewis, Macedonia; Harry 
S. Kirk, Mallard Creek; D. C. Oldham, Marks Creek; Charles S. 
Boyce, Marshville; Arch McCoy, Marston; S. Hoyt Hamilton, McGee; 
John R. Litaker, McQuay Memorial; G. Ross Summerville, Me- 
morial; W. Harvey Morrison, Jr., Monroe First; W. E. Steagall, Jr., 
Morven; J. M. Nicholson, Mt. Carmel; Frank L. Marshall, Mulberry; 
McDaniel Jackson and Neill Whitlock, Myers Park; R. D. Keistler, 
Newell; Charles E. Byrd, Norwood; J. Edison Clark, Pageland; J. C. 
Thompson, Park Avenue; Forney E. Michael, Paw Creek; Julian 
Thompson, Pee Dee; Olin F. Flowe, Philadelphia; J. W. Thrower, Sr., 
Pineville; M. W. Crowder, Plaza; Charles L. Choate, Pleasant Hill; 
John R. McKee, Providence; Sherman Tucker, Ridgecrest; Walter T. 
Stephenson, Rockingham First; Gene A. Cathey, Sardis; H. L. Cald- 
well, St. Andrews; Clifford M. Deal, Jr., St. Giles; Arch Perry Reed, 
St. John; Harold E. Abernathy, St. Paul; Mrs. Ruth Hall, Seigle Ave- 
nue; Richard Foard, Selwyn Avenue; Fred Branden, Sharon; James F. 
Maxwell, Smallwood; Mrs. Annie N. Davis, South Try on; T. W. Neely, 
Steele Creek; Mrs. V. J. Cardinal, Sugaw Creek; S. R. Morris, Char- 
lotte Third; Robert H. Gray, Thomasboro; A. T. Russell, Troy; Jack 
Tesh, Unionville; James Burch, Wadesboro First; Johnny F. Mosley, 
Walkersville; W. C. Massey, Waxhaw; Philip R. Hedrick, Westminster; 
Ira E. Verble, Westover Hills; R. L. Puckett, Williams Memorial; H. F. 
Porter, Wilmore. 

Church Excused — Eastminster. 

Churches Unexcused — Amay James, Bethany, Bethel, Bethlehem, 
Beulah, Camden, Carmel, Clanton Memorial, Hawley Memorial, Lee 
Park, McLean, Mt. Gilead, New Salem, Norman, Oakboro, Ramah, 



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Rehoboth, Robinson, Rourk, Salem, Siler, Six Mile Creek, Star, Steph- 
enson, Turner. 

Nominee-elect, Ruling Elder Randolph Norton of the 
Sardis Church, was unanimously elected Moderator and ac- 
cepted the gavel from the retiring Moderator. 

The report of the Committee on Arrangements was made 
by the host pastor, John H. McVay and received. 

The Docket for the meeting was adopted. 



THE DOCKET 

1. Opening Worship — Sermon by Retiring Moderator — Reverend 
John M. Handley. 

2. Sacrament of the Lord's Supper — Administered by Reverend John 
M. Handley and Reverend John H. McVay. 

3. Memorials. 

4. Enrollment of Presbytery and Introduction of Visiting Brethren. 
Recognition of Ruling Elders attending Presbytery for the first 
time. 

5: Election of Moderator — Ruling Elder Randolph Norton, Moderator 
nominee. 

6. Report of the Committee on Arrangements by Host Pastor — Rev- 
end John H. McVay. (three recesses, two in the morning and one 
in the afternoon not to exceed 15 minutes each) (Lunch 12:40 P.M. 
until 1:20 P.M.) 

7. Appointment of Standing Committees. 

1. Bills and Overtures. 

2. Judiciary. 

3. Attendance. 

4. Resolutions. 

8. Communications. 

9. Reports of Permanent Committees. 

1. Presbytery's Council, the Reverend Fred C. Holder, Chairman. 

2. Ministerial Education, the Reverend Oliver W. Carmichael, 
Chairman. 

(Special Order at 2:00 P.M. to hear sermon by Candidate 
Richard Clyde Brand. Jr.) 

3. World Missions, the Reverend Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., Chairman. 
(Special Order 12 Noon to 12:30 P.M.). 

4. Annuities and Relief, the Reverend Thomas C. Bryan, Chairman. 

5. Evangelism, the Reverend Leighton Ford, Chairman (15 min- 
utes). 

6. Nominations, the Reverend Russell M. Kerr, Chairman. 

7. Christian Action, the Reverend E. T. Thompson, Jr. 
(Special Order 11:15 A.M. to 11:55 A.M.). 

(Adequate Housing — Section 221-d-3 — Federal Housing Act). 

8. Examinations, the Reverend Warner L. Hall, Chairman. 

9. Survey, Randolph Norton (15 minutes). 

10. Homes, the Reverend Paul P. Thrower, Chairman. 
(Dr. Nat Reiney, speaker — 10 minutes). 



34 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

10. Reports of Commissions. 

1. The Minister and His Work, the Reverend Thomas W. MacLean, 
Chairman. 

2. Other Commissions. 

11. Report of Commissioners to General Assembly, the Reverend 
Russell M. Kerr. 

12. Church Extension Committee, Dr. Harvey W. Johnston, Chairman. 

13. St. Andrews Presbyterian College (20 minutes) 

14. Reception of Candidates and Ministers. 

15. Calls for Pastors and Supplies. 

16. Reports of Standing Committees (No. 7 above). 

17. Unfinished Business. 

18. Pan Presbyterian Committee, the Reverend Francis Womack. 

19. New Business. 

20. Place of Next Meeting. 

21. Nomination of Moderator — Nominee (First order after lunch). 

22. Reading and adoption of Minutes. 

23. Adjournment with Apostolic Benediction. 

The Moderator announced the appointment of the follow- 
ing Standing Committees: 

Bills and Overtures: John C. Laughlin, Robert J. James 
and Ruling Elder F. L. Marshall. 

Judiciary: Marcus B. Prince, Jr., Robert Turner and Rul- 
ing Elder Gene A. Cathey. 

Attendance: J. Arthur Beard and Ruling Elders J. M. 
Nicholson and C. M. Snyder. 

Resolutions: James E. Sewell and Ruling Elders Lawrence 
Boggs, M.D., and John R. McKee. 

Communications: The Stated Clerk presented the Com- 
munications which were referred to the proper Committees. 

Certificates of Dismissal for Ministers coming into the 
Presbytery were reported as received. 

The Certificate for Candidate W. Russell Ward, Jr. from 
the Presbytery of Appomattox was presented. The motion 
prevailed admitting Candidate Ward to the roll of Candidates 
of Presbytery. 

The Minutes of the following Commissions to install Min- 
isters were presented and admitted to record: John A. Luddy, 
McGee Church; James S. Mann, Macedonia Church; James A. 
Cannon, First Union Church; and Paul A. Home, Johnston 
Memorial Church. 

The Minutes of the Commissions to Ordain and Install the 
following were presented and admitted to record: J. Brett 



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Fen wick, Associate Minister of the First Church, Albemarle; 
and Franklin Toole, Jr. to the Troy Church. 

Service Of Installation For Reverend John A. Luddy 
McGee Presbyterian Church, July 28, 1968 

The Commission met on July 28, 1968 at 7:30 P.M. at the Church. 
Commission members present were: Ministers: J. Cecil Lawrence, 
Chairman; Marshall E. Tobias; and Leonard Bullock. Elders: E. Ross 
Cathey, F. W. Dotger and Dr. Harvey W. Johnston. 

The Committee meeting was opened with prayer by F. W. Dotger. 
Reverend Marshall E. Tobias was elected Secretary of the Commission. 
Reverend John A. Luddy was received into Mecklenburg Presbytery 
and the Call of the McGee Presbyterian Church was placed into his 
hands. Mr. Luddy accepted the Call. The Commission recessed for the 
Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. Leonard Bullock read the Scripture and 
E. Ross Cathey had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Leonard Bullock on the topic, 
"Preaching God's Word Today". The Text was Matthew 24:29-35. 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the Pres- 
bytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the Installation 
Service. 

The Chairman propounded the constitutional questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the constitutional questions to the McGee Congrega- 
tion, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Members of 
the Commission then gave the new Pastor the right hand of fellow- 
ship. The Chairman then declared that Reverend John A. Luddy had 
been regularly elected, and installed as Pastor of the McGee Presby- 
terian Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Marshall E. Tobias. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Dr. Harvey W. 
Johnston. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Doctor Harvey W. Johnston. 

Marshall E. Tobias, Secretary 

Service Of Installation For Reverend James S. Mann 
Macedonia Presbyterian Church, July 28, 1968 

The Commission met on July 28, 1968 at 7:00 P.M. at the Church. 
Commission members present were: Ministers: David B. Jenkins, 
Chairman; Edwin O. Byrd, Jr.; and Paul P. Thrower. Elders; Neil 
Freeman; George K. Aderholdt; and A. T. Russell. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Reverend 
Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., and Reverend Paul P. Thrower was elected Sec- 
retary of the Commission. Reverend James S. Mann was received into 
Mecklenburg Presbytery and the Call of the Mecedonia Presbyterian 
Church was placed into his hands. Mr. Mann accepted the Call. The 



36 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. Paul P. Thrower read the Scripture and 
David B. Jenkins had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Paul P. Thrower on the topic "God's 
Ministers and God's People". The Text was Ephesians 5:12. 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the constitutional questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the constitutional questions to the Macedonia Con- 
gregation, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Members 
of the Commission then gave the new Pastor the right hand of fellow- 
ship. The Chairman then declared that Reverend James S. Mann had 
been regularly elected and installed as Pastor of the Macedonia 
Presbyterian Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Neal Freeman. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Paul P. Thrower. 

Paul P. Thrower, Secretary 

Service Of Installation For Reverend James A. Cannon 
First Union Presbyterian Church, July 28, 1968 

The Commission met on July 28, 1968 at 7:00 P.M. at the Church. 
Commission members present were: Ministers: Russell M. Kerr, 
Chairman; Kenneth P. Craig. Elders: Fred Brown, A.D. Morgan, Rob- 
ert Ritchie, and Joseph W. Grier, Jr. 

Members of the Commission from the First Presbytery — A. R. P. 
Church, were: Reverend W. C. Lauderdale, James W. Lesslie and 
James McQuiston. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Reverend 
Kenneth P. Craig. Fred Brown was elected Secretary of the Com- 
mission. The Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The service was opened with singing, 
prayer, and Scripture reading. Reverend W. C. Lauderdale read the 
Scripture and Joseph W. Grier, Jr. had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by W. C. Lauderdale on the topic "The 
Greatest Commandment". 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the Pres- 
bytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the Installation 
Service. 

The Chairman propounded the constitutional questions to the 
Minister, and there were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the constitutional questions to the First Union Con- 
gregation, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Members 
of the Commission then gave the new Pastor the right hand of fellow- 
ship. The Chairman then declared that Reverend James A. Cannon 
had been regularly elected, and installed as Pastor of the First Union 
Presbyterian Church. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 37 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Kenneth P. Craig. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by James W. Leslie. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was 
adjourned with prayer by James McQuiston. 

Fred Brown, Secretary 

Service of Installation For Reverend Paul A. Home 
Johnston Memorial Presbyterian Church, September 8, 1968 

The Commission met on September 8, 1968, at 7:15 p.m., at the 
Church. 

Commission members present were: Ministers: John M. Handley, 
Chairman; Eugene P. Poe; J. E. Wayland, Jr. Ruling Elders: George 
Conrad; James W. DeWeese. Others present: E. R. Hyder, Alternate. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Eugene P. 
Poe. J. E. Wayland, Jr. was elected Secretary of the Commission. The 
Commission recessed for the installation service. 

The Chairman presided. The service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. Eugene P. Poe read the Scripture and 
John M. Handley had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Rev. Eugene P. Poe on the topic 
"Nature of the Church"— Text, Col. 1:18. 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the installa- 
tion service. 

The Chairman propounded the constitutional questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the constitutional questions to the Johnston Me- 
morial Congregation, and these were answered in the affirmative. The 
Members of the Commission then gave the new Pastor the right hand 
of fellowship. The Chairman then declared that Paul A. Home had 
been regularly elected, and installed as Pastor of the Johnston Me- 
morial Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by J. E. Wayland, Jr. 

A charge to the Congregation was delivered by George Coonrod. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was 
adjourned with prayer by Paul A. Home. 

J. E. Wayland, Jr., Secretary 

Service Of Ordination And Installation For J. Brett Fenwick 
Associate Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Albemarle, Sept. 8, 1968 

The Commission to ordain and install J. Brett Fenwick as Asso- 
ciate Minister of the First Presbyterian Church, Albemarle, met in the 
Pastor's Study at 10:45 A.M. The Commission was called to order by 
the Chairman, Rev. J. Shepherd Russell, Jr., and Rev. James G. 
Stuart gave the opening prayer. Randolph Norton was elected Secre- 
tary of the Commission. 

Present were: Rev. David B. Jenkins, Rev. James G. Stuart, Rev. 



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J. Shepherd Russell, Jr., and Rev. Wayne R. Aughinbaugh. Ruling 
Elders; Randolph Norton, Leonard Mabry and Dr. James E. Hemphill. 

Sitting as quests with the Commission were Rev. William F. Man- 
sell, First Presbyterian Church, Vicksburg, Miss.; Rev. J. W. Stork, 
retired, Albemarle; and Robert D. Holsaple, Fountain City Presby- 
terian Church, Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Rev. J. Shepherd Russell, Jr. presided at the service which follow- 
ed in the Sanctuary, and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. 
Wayne R. Aughinbaugh gave the Invocation. Rev. David B. Jenkins 
preached the sermon. Rev. James G. Stuart gave the charge to Mr. 
Fenwick. Randolph Norton gave the charge to the congregation. 

Rev. William F. Mansell spoke briefly of the life and character of 
Mr. Fenwick who grew up in his Church. 

After the morning worship service, the Commission reconvened 
in the Pastor's Study, and after the reading and approving of the 
Minutes and prayer, the Commission joined the congregation in a 
reception and buffet luncheon which followed. 

Randolph Norton, Secretary 

Service Of Ordination And Installation For Franklin Toole, Jr. 
Troy Presbyterian Church, August 25, 1968 

The Commission met on August 25, 1968 at 7:30 P.M. at the 
Church. Commission members present were: Ministers: J. Cecil Law- 
rence, Chairman; Warner L. Hall; and A. Leslie Thompson. Elders: 
Mrs. E. B. Hunter, Sr., George O. Stovall, and S. H. McCall, Jr. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by George O. 
Stovall. Reverend A. Leslie Thompson was elected Secretary of the 
Commission. The Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The service was opened with singing, 
prayer, and Scripture reading. George O. Stovall read the Scripture 
and Mrs. E. B. Hunter, Sr. had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Reverend Warner L. Hall on the 
topic "Through The Looking Glass". 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the Ordi- 
nation and Installation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the constitutional questions to the 
Candidate, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chair- 
man then propounded the constitutional questions to the Troy Con- 
gregation, and there were answered in the afffirmative. The Candidate 
then kneeled and was set apart to the holy office of the Gospel Min- 
sitry with prayer and the laying on of hands. He then rose and the 
Members of the Commission gave him the right hand of fellowship. 
The Chairman then declared that Reverend Franklin Toole, Jr. had 
been regularly elected, ordained and installed as Pastor of the Troy 
Presbyterian Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by A. Leslie Thompson. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by George O. Stovall. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Mrs. E. B. Hunter, Sr. 

A. Leslie Thompson, Secretary 



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All the above named who had not previously signed the 
membership book of Presbytery were requested to come for- 
ward and sign. Framed Certificates of Ordination were pre- 
sented to Mr. Fenwick and Mr. Toole. 

The Stated Clerk reported that he had received several 
communications from Sessions and individuals with regard to 
showing hospitality to the Poor People's March, which was 
planning to pass through Charlotte which he was not authoriz- 
ed to answer. The motion prevailed that the recommendation of 
Presbytery's Council dealing with the reply to those com- 
munications be adopted, namely that the Moderator appoint 
a special Committee of three to study same and report back to 
the January Meeting. A later amendment was made which 
prevailed that an additional minister and two ruling elders be 
added to the Committee. The following were appointed by the 
Moderator: Fred C. Holder, Chairman, J. Cecil Lawrence, 
Randolph Norton, David E. Wilkinson, I. A. Jones, Sr., and 
T. L. Odom. 

The report of the Presbytery's Council was made by the 
Chairman, Fred C. Holder. The report with its recommenda- 
tions was adopted. 

REPORT OF PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

The Chairman, in making this report, offers some observations 
regarding our current meeting of Presbytery. There seems to have 
been a tremendous amount of business because there is such a long 
time between April and October. Only time will tell, but at the time 
of the writing of this report, the Chairman foresees a lengthy and 
involved October Meeting of Presbytery. It will be good if the 
Chairman is mistaken and if the Presbytery moves along smoothly, 
efficiently and within a reasonable length of time. 

Another observation that the Council is trying to structure itself 
so as to perform the functions that have been assigned to it by Pres- 
bytery. The Council has met every month except July and each 
meeting has been lengthy. There have been so many problems and 
special needs that the Council has not been able to give time to 
a deliberate study of its structure and work. However, such a study 
is underway and some additional committees of Council have been 
appointed to begin to perform the functions required of the Council. 
None of us expected to be operating fully by the end of the year. Yet 
we had hoped that we could be in reasonably good shape in time to 
operate effectively when the Presbytery's Structure Committee makes 
its report. 

The Council wants you to know that they have tried faithfully to 
perform the task set forth in the restructure and also to carry out the 
decisions of Presbytery. The following items are presented for your 
information and/or action: 

I. The Council on May 8 dealt with the subject of the contribution 



40 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

to the "March" that came through Charlotte. The Council heard 
individuals and read various communications and responded to 
them based on the action of the Presbytery on May 3, 1968. The 
communications that went out to the churches stated all the 
facts and are self-explanatory. A suggestion is being made at 
this meeting of Presbytery as to how communications on the 
subject are to be handled. 

II. The Council made the necessary plans for the summer meeting 
of Presbytery and understood the restructure paper to mean that 
the summer meeting was for the purpose of receiving ministers 
and candidates and matters related thereto. The Council in- 
terpreted the acceptance of resignations and requests for re- 
tirement by ministers to come under this category, and so in- 
cluded such matters in the call, making this basically a call meet- 
ing conforming to the Manual of Presbytery. 

III. The Council has been concerned with stewardship in the Pres- 
bytery, and under the able leadership of Douglas Aitken certain 
stewardship studies have been made, workshops have been held, 
and there is future development in this program. In addition, the 
Council heard a representative of Paul Warren and Associates 
Foundation with regard to stewardship. The Council voted to en- 
dorse this program, and urged churches to hear representatives 
of this Foundation. Further, the Stewardship Committee of the 
Council agreed to consult with this Foundation to see what help 
can render the Council. 

IV. The matter of solicitation of funds outside the total Stewardship 
Program of the church was discussed, and is being studied by 
the Budget and Finance Committee of the Council. 

V. The overall proposed budget for 1969 has been reviewed. The 
Askings from Assembly and Synod have been received and the 
Proposed Budget is presented in the recommendations that 
follow. The Budget and Finance Committee of Council has been 
working out quotas for the individual churches. 

VI. Information on amendments to the Book of Church Order that 
are pending were received by the Council, and are referred to 
the Presbytery. 

VII. The Council gave consideration to various committee reports 
and prepared them for presentation to the Presbytery. 

VIII. The Council has been working on some matters of its responsi- 
bility regarding Chaplain's Work, Property and Insurance, and 
the general situation in the Presbytery regarding churches, 
grouping of churches and various types of ministries. The Coun- 
cil has appointed Committees and one of them is a Task Force 
to make a study of the general situation in the Presbytery in 
order to make recommendations to the Presbytery regarding 
our present and future ministry. 

IX. The Council has made a study of the stocks owned by the Pres- 
bytery, and has a recommendation. 

X. Recommendations: 

1. That Presbytery approve the 1969 budget as reported: 



Basic 

Askings 

$400,320 


Advanced 
Askings 

$40,032 


Total 

$440,352 


287,608 


28,761 


316,369 


170,000 


17,000 


187,000 



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General Assembly 
Synod of 

North Carolina 
Mecklenburg 

Presbytery 
Total $857,928 $85,793 $943,721 

2. That Presbytery authorize the Council to sell two shares of 
stock of the American Commercial Agency and that the 
proceeds be turned over to the Central Treasurer for use in 
the Business Fund Account. 

3. That Presbytery take note of the stewardship needs of 
Presbytery, and urge the churches to keep up in their 
benevolent giving. 

4. That Presbytery encourage the Council with regard to the 
Task Force appointed to look at the ministry of Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery in its various locations, and to encourage 
that Task Force by anticipating the results of their study. 

5. That Presbytery continue the present Commission of Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery that is working with a similar Com- 
mission of the First Presbytery concerned with the First 
Union Presbyterian Church and that this joint commission 
be empowered to advise and approve the actions of First 
Union Presbyterian Church regarding the use of existing 
and future buildings and properties and at the appropriate 
time the conveyance of title to the Derita Property (Hunter 
Home) and counsel the church regarding the importance of 
understanding its "true mission." 

(Members of Commission from Mecklenburg Presbytery 
are: Russell M. Kerr, Chairman, Fred C. Holder, James E. 
Fogartie, Ruling Elders: E. Ross Cathey, Joseph W. Grier, 
Jr., and Fred O. Brown). 

Church Courts Records 

Under the restructure, the Council has the responsibility of re- 
viewing the records of Church Courts. Through a sub-committee of 
the Council three Minutes of Church Courts have been reviewed, 
namely, the 260th Stated Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery on April 
16, 1968, the Minutes of the Synod of North Carolina, June 4-5, 1968, 
and the Minutes of the 108th General Assembly, June 6-11, 1968. Tak- 
ing these in the above order: 

The Minutes of the Presbytery were found to be accurate, well 
written, and the printing is of a high order. The Clerks are to be com- 
mended for a work well done; 

The Minutes of Synod, in addition to containing an accurate record 
of its proceedings, contain three matters for Presbyteries and Ses- 
sions. First, from a Report of the Ad Interim Committee to study 
Presbyteries' Boundaries there is this recommendation: "that Synod 
requests all Presbyteries to study the materials presented (by the Com- 
mittee) and make any recommendations for change which can be 



42 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

justified on statistical and/or economically oriented lines, such facts 
being submitted in writing with all recommendations, and that all 
such recommendations be placed in the hands of Synod's Ad Interim 
Committee no later than February 1, 1969." Second, from the Com- 
mittee on Church and Society: "That congregations and Presbyteries 
be urged to explore the opportunities of becoming non-profit sponsors 
of low-income housing in their communities, by accepting funds avail- 
able under Federal allocations. 1 ' Third, from the Committee on At- 
tendance, a recommendation: "That Synod request each Presbytery 
to seek some effective means of impressing upon Ministers their 
Constitutional obligation to attend Synod, and upon Sessions their 
Constitutional obligation to be represented at Synod by a Ruling 
Elder or Ruling Elders." 

The Minutes of the General Assembly, in addition to the usual 
record of proceedings with a Directory of the Boards, and a Journal 
with Appendix and Statistics, have been supplemented by two other 
volumes or publications, namely, The Proposed Plan of Union which is 
recommended to Classis in the Reformed Church and Presbyteries in 
the Presbyterian Church, and second, a report entitled, The Diversi- 
fied Ministries of the Church. All of these have been mailed to all 
Pastors, with sufficient copies of the Plan of Union to be distributed 
to each Ruling Elder in each church. 

From the Minutes the Council would call attention to the follow- 
ing: (1) a report of the Assembly's Committee on the Minister and His 
Work containing a report of studies referred by the 1966 General 
Assembly's Committee on the Minister and His Work. (See Appendix 
of Minutes); (2) a suggestion from the Findings of the Conference 
on Restructuring Synods and Presbyteries, viz., that Sessions adopt 
a policy providing for continuity in the attendance of their Ruling 
Elders in the Courts, that they hold pre-court informing sessions for 
their commissions; and that a post-court communicating system (be 
devised) for the edification of the congregation. 

In conclusion, and most important in the Council's view, the As- 
sembly specified Sunday, October 27, 1968, as a Day of Fasting and 
Prayer for the renewal of the Church through the Holy Spirit. 

Presbytery took recess for fifteen minutes. 

A motion prevailed authorizing the Moderator to appoint 
a special committee of three to study the proposed amend- 
ments to the Book of Church Order and report to the January 
Meeting. The following were appointed: Warner L. Hall, Chair- 
man and Ruling Elders Joseph W. Grier, Jr. and E. Fred 
McPhail. 

Robert Turner called attention to a letter from the Presi- 
dent of Davidson College carried in the Charlotte News (Oc- 
tober 14, 1968) which clarifies the action of the Trustees taken 
with reference to the newly adopted "Code of Honor" at 
Davidson. 

The first part of the report of the Committee on Ministerial 
Education was presented by Oliver Carmichael. James M. 
Banbury was presented for reception as a Candidate for the 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 43 

Gospel Ministry. Upon hearing his testimony as to his sense of 
Call and answering satisfactorily the questions required of 
candidates, the motion prevailed placing the name of James 
M. Branbury upon the roll of Candidates. A charge to the 
Candidate was delivered by his Pastor, Eugene P. Poe and a 
prayer of consecration was offered by Paul H. Felker. 

The Chairman of the Christian Action Committee, E. T. 
Thompson, Jr. presented Mr. C. Phillip Robinson who had 
been requested by the Committee to speak on organization 
sponsored low-cost housing available through Section 221-d-3 
of the Federal Housing Act. Presbytery received his presenta- 
tion as information and the Moderator thanked Mr. Robinson. 

Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., Chairman of the World Missions 
Committee made its report. Pending the adoption of the re- 
port, Presbytery heard Charles Betts Huntley, member of the 
Presbytery, a missionary to Korea who addressed Presbytery. 
Mr. Huntley was thanked for his message and Presbytery pro- 
ceeded to accept the report of the World Missions Committee 
and to adopt its recommendations. 

WORLD MISSIONS AND OVERSEAS RELIEF REPORT 

The overseas missionary enterprise of the Presbyterian Church in 
the U. S. continues in ten permanent fields, in addition to special rep- 
resentation and funds which are provided for Vietnam and other 
countries. This work is under the direction of the Board of World 
Missions of which two members of our Presbytery, Mrs. Philip Hower- 
ton and Dr. Warner Hall, are members. The international work of our 
church for the last calendar year is set forth in the Board's Annual 
Report which is commended to ministers and other mission leaders in 
the local churches for careful study. 

We would report that since this time last year the Board's in- 
ternal organization has been completely reorganized. The work is 
now carried on under the following Divisions and Directors: 

Executive Secretary — The Rev. T. Watson Street 
Finance Division — Mr. James A. Halverstadt 
Interpretation Division — The Rev. Sam R. Hope 
Personnel Division — The Rev. John M. Coffin 
Program Division — The Rev. David W. A. Taylor 

This new organization is not merely new names for old commit- 
tees, but a thoroughgoing new structure, attempting to give more ade- 
quate planning and direction to the whole worldwide program. For 
example, the missionary is now cared for by the Personnel Division 
from the time of his application until his death. Formerly he was di- 
rected, and his records were kept by three different departments in 
the course of his career. 

New Secretaries and Directors include: 

The Rev. Sam R. Hope — Director of Interpretation 



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The Rev. Dr. John Barksdale — Area Secretary for the Far East 

The Rev. Charles R. Hughes — Area Secretary for Latin 
America 

While a substantial number of new missionaries are being appoint- 
ed each year (44 in 1967, over 40 so far in 1968) yet losses from the 
service have increased to around 10% per annum. This higher rate of 
losses may be explained, in part, by the increased number of short 
term appointees, but it also reflects an increased loss of career mission- 
aries. Our force of missionaries was 531 at the first of this year which 
is somewhat lower than the peak year of 1965 (567). 

The need for qualified missionaries is very great. 

The Board's "goals for 1967-70 call for concentration on frontiers 
of missionary outreach in cooperation with overseas churches and 
ecumenical agencies." 

During 1968 there was an average increase in the salaries of mis- 
sionaries of 13% to offset the inflation in overseas countries which is 
even greater than in our own nation. A more adequate retirement for 
missionaries has been inaugurated. Of course the ability of the Board 
to meet these commitments will depend on the contributions of local 
congregations. We have been advised by a member of the Board that 
unless the Benevolence Budget is met it will be necessary either to cut 
missionary salaries or reduce the number of missionaries. 

The 1968 General Assembly approved and made permanent the 
Joint Witness season from January 1st to Easter each year. Your 
World Missions Committee is cooperating with the Church Extension 
Committee and the Evangelism Committee in promoting this season 
throughout the Presbytery. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1 — That the churches be urged to meet their share of the Benevo- 
lent Askings and also seek to provide the Advance Funds, which have 
been requested. 

2 — That each church observe the Joint Witness Season in mean- 
ingful and vital ways from January 1st through Easter. We further 
recommend that proper emphasis be given to the theme "New Forms 
of Mission" and to the area emphasis which is Southeast Asia. 

3 — That each church seek to have a missionary or missioner speak- 
er during the Charlotte Conference on Witness and Mission, January 
25-29, or at another suitable time. 

4 — That each church send its Minister, Director of Christian Edu- 
cation, and other mission leaders to one of the forthcoming Witness 
Season Workshops. The first will be held at the Avondale Church on 
Sunday, October 20th, at 7:30 P.M. The second will be held at the 
Norwood Church on Sunday, October 27th, at 7:30 P.M. 

5 — That the churches observe the week of Prayer and Self-Denial 
for Missions at Home and Abroad, February 16-23, 1969. 

6 — That all the churches be encouraged to receive the Self- 
Denial Offering on February 23, 1969, or at some other suitable time. 

7 — That the churches be urged to receive a special offering for the 
relief of human suffering throughout the world (our participation in 
The One Great Hour of Sharing) on Easter Sunday, April 6, 1969. 



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8 — That each church make a specific effort during 1968-69 to 
present to its constituents the opportunities for Christian witness over- 
seas through professional missionary service or through serving abroad 
as Christians in needed professional or commercial occupations. 

9 — That pending the adoption of this report, Presbytery hear an 
address by the Reverend Betts Huntley, one of our own members, 
who is a missionary to Korea. 

Presbytery recessed for lunch to return at 1:20 P.M. 

Presbytery reconvened at 1:25 P.M. and proceeded to busi- 
ness after singing the hymn, "The Church's One Foundation." 

Reverend Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. was unanimously elected 
Moderator-Nominee for the next Meeting of Presbytery. 

The concluding part of the report of the Committee on 
Ministerial Education was presented. The following recom- 
mendation was adopted: That the names of Robert C. Page, and 
Roy P. Wilson, (by their own request), and that of Eugene R. 
Rucker and Hoyt F. Nance, (because of no response to in- 
quiries), be dropped from the Roll of Candidates for the Gospel 
Ministry of Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

The report of the Committee on Annuities and Relief was 
submitted by the Chairman, Thomas C. Bryan. The report and 
its recommendations were adopted. 

COMMITTEE ON ANNUITIES AND RELIEF REPORT 

To this Committee is entrusted matters which have to do with 
the care of retired ministers, their widows, and orphans, and to pro- 
vide information for other ministers. It is seeking to do this. It is also 
its responsibility to receive applications for participation in the Kate 
Bitting Reynolds Fund and to refer those approved to the Synod's 
Committee on Annuities and Relief. This is done twice yearly — Sep- 
tember and April. There are 16 ministers in the Presbytery who will 
participate in the Fund and who will receive supplementary financial 
assistance this fall. One of these, Frank L. Goodman, passed to his 
reward on September 6th. His Estate will receive one more distribu- 
tion from the Fund. 

In Mecklenburg Presbytery there are 12 widows of ministers and 
2 orphans receiving assistance from the Board of Annuities and Re- 
lief. The amounts vary, being determined by what other income they 
have from all other sources. We are pleased to report a raise in the 
amount provided by the Board. It is now $3,600.00 for couples and 
$2,400 for widows. This has been made possible because the Church 
seems to be conscious of its responsibility to its "servants who have 
served well" and by contributing more generously to their support. 
In 1903 the old Committee on Ministerial Relief sent an average of 
$89.52, that year, to its retired ministers. Now the monthly grant 
is $300.00 to couples and $200.00 to widows or single persons. 

In carrying out its responsibilities this Committee has the invalu- 
able assistance and efficient services of the Board of Annuities and 
Relief in Atlanta in matters related to the care of Ministers — active 
and retired. This Board has a many-faceted task issuing grants, pay- 



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ing annuities, handling claims of Medical Insurance (for both clerical 
and lay workers), and carrying on an effective promotional program 
to encourage the gifts of the church. It is serving 3,567 participants in 
the Ministers Annuity Fund and 1,217 annuitants. In 1967 it paid out a 
total of $838,536.00. One outstanding evidence of the efficient operation 
of this Board is that another "Good Experience Credit" has been 
added to each member's account in the Ministers Annuity Fund. This 
is the fourth such credit since the Fund was established. Another 
addition to the benefits is that the maximum permanent disability for 
those in the M. A. F. has been increased from $1,500 to $1,800. 

We call attention to the revision which has been made in Section 
5 of the Ministers' Annuity Fund agreement which has to do with the 
salary basis upon which MAF dues are paid. This revision — passed by 
the General Assembly in 1968 — is effective January 1, 1969, and is 
as follows: 

The salary basis shall be the cash salary plus 20% of that cash 
salary for the free use of the manse. If the Minister has more 
than one source of salary and has free use of a manse owned by 
any one or more organizations paying his salary, the 20% shall 
be added to all sources. 
We submit the following recommendations: 

1. That Ministers immediately notify the budget committees in 
their churches of the increase in the church's dues for the 
M.A.F. as pointed out in the above revision. 

2. That inasmuch as "the Lord loveth a hilarious giver" we recom- 
mend that full and cheerful promotion be given the Joy Gift 
in all churches and organizations in December, inasmuch as 
this annual special gift plays such a vital role in providing 
funds and grants to the retired servants of the Church and 
their dependents. 

The Reverend Angus G. Mclnnis requested that he be per- 
mitted to retire from the active ministry. The motion prevail- 
ed that Mr. Mclnnis be honorably retired as of December 31, 
1968. 

COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM REPORT 

The report of the Committee on Evangelism was presented 
by Leonard H. Bullock. In connection with this report two ad- 
dresses were heard: First, that of E. T. Thompson, Jr. who out- 
lined the program of Evangelism as carried on in the Forest 
Hill Church; second, an address by Carl Wilson, a member of 
Augusta-Macon Presbytery and coordinator of the coming 
Charlotte Youth Crusade, scheduled for April 20-27. He asked 
for cooperation of pastors in Presbytery. 

The motion prevailed that the Report of the Evangelism 
Committee be received and its recommendations adopted. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That all churches of Presbytery ask their Witness Committees to 
observe closely the progress of Forest Hill, and to draw from the 
experience of this church for their own evangelistic outreach; 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 47 

2. That all our sessions and churches be urged to give careful and 
special study to the paper: "A Theological Basis for the Work of 
Evangelism"; 

3. That Presbytery note with gratitude the selection of Charlotte as 
the North Carolina center for "Mission Possible" and urge all our 
churches to make maximum effort to take part in this unusual op- 
portunity; 

4. That Presbytery commend the Charlotte Youth Crusade to all our 
churches for their prayers and participation insofar as each is led 
to be involved. 

The order for the day having arrived, Richard Clyde 
Brand, Jr. was presented by L. W. Topping, for the Committee 
on Examinations, Mr. Brand delivered a sermon on "The Call 
and Authority of Jesus for Today." This part of his examina- 
tion for Ordination was voted as satisfactory. 

The Committee on Nominations made its report through 
Chairman Russell M. Kerr, and it was adopted. 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT 

The following people were elected to fill unexpired terms and 
new classes: 

TRUSTEES 

DAVIDSON COLLEGE— ELECTED FOR FOUR YEARS: 
1972— Mr. John Belk (Caldwell) (2), Rev. Warner L. Hall (3), G. 
Donald Davidson (Covenant) (1) 

PRESBYTERY: 

Philip R. Hedrick (Westminster), Chairman 
1971— Edward Dearmon (St. Paul) 

COMMISSIONS 

THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 

Rev. Frank H. Caldwell, Chairman 

1971— Rev. Frank H. Caldwell, Rev. Francis Alston, Edmund O. 
Kenion (Candor) 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Rev. James G. Stuart, Chairman 

1971 — Rev. Robert Ramey, Jr., James W. Price (Central Steele Creek), 
Harvey W. Johnston, M.D., (Westminster) 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

NOMINATIONS: 

Rev. Henry S. Robinson, Chairman 

1971— Rev. Leonard W. Topping, Rev. Fred C. Holder, Gene A. 

Cathey (Sardis) 
WORLD MISSIONS AND OVERSEAS RELIEF: 

1971 — Rev. Paul Home, Donald Ross (Memorial), J. Patrick Miller 
(Thomasboro) 



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ANNUITIES AND RELIEF: 

Burnell S. McGirt, Chairman: 

1971— Rev. William K. leach, Reece Thomas (Mallard Creek) 

MINISTERIAL EDUCATION: 

1971 — Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr., Rev. Francis B. Mayes, Jr., Loonis Mc- 
Glohon (Carmel) 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS: 

1971 — Rev. Howard Smith, Rev. Douglas Paulson, John C. Ash- 
craft (Plaza) 

CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION: 
Rev. Daniel Zeluff, Chairman 

1971— Rev. Thomas MacLean, Rev. Eldon Wadsworth, W. R. Curlee 
(Paw Creek) 

ASSEMBLY'S SPECIAL CAUSES: 

1971 — Rev. Joseph H. J. Vernon, Rev. Carl Uzzell, Herbert S. Glenn 
(Carmel) 

HOMES: 

Rev. Fred J. Harmon, Chairman 

1971 — Rev. Shelton Hutchison, Rev. James Biggers, Roland M. Smith 
(Camp Greene) 

WOMEN'S WORK: 

Rev. James E. Sewell, Chairman 

1971— Rev. Horace H. Hilton, Jr. 

CHRISTIAN ACTION: 

Randolph Norton, Chairman 

1971— Rev. Fred Holder, Price H. Gwynn, III (Steele Creek) 

CHRISTIANITY AND HEALTH: 

1971 — Lawrence Boggs, M.D., (Covenant) 

PRESBYTERIAN FOUNDATION: 
1969— Rev. Bob Murdock 

1971 — Rev. Watler Clark, Rev. Wayne Aughinbaugh, Ernest B. 
Hunter (Covenant) 

PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY: 
Rev. John W. Bolton, Chairman 
1969— Mrs. John O. Sides (McGee) 
1971— Rev. Wilbur D. Kuenzli 

CAMPUS CHRISTIAN LIFE: 

Lawrence Boggs, M.D., (Covenant), Chairman 

1971 — Rev. Edward C. Wilson, Donald M. MacKay (Sugaw Creek) 

EVANGELISM: 

Rev. E. O. Byrd, Jr., Chairman 

1971— Rev. Fred Turner, Rev. E. T. Thompson, Jr., Neil Whitlock 

(Myers Park) 
TRAV (TELEVISION, RADIO, AUDIO-VISUAL): 
1971__Carroll McGaughey (Trinity), Earl Talbert (East) 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: 

1971 — Rev. D wight Barker, Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Rev. J. Brett 
Fenwick, Miss Shirley Gilliam (Covenant), A. T. Trimble (Char- 
lotte First) 



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CHURCH EXTENSION: 

Robert Stokes (Charlotte First), Chairman 

1971 — Rev. A. Leslie Thompson, Rev. Robert Turner, Rev. David Wil- 
kinson, W. E. Stegall (Morven), Michael Gheesling (Seigle Ave- 
nue) 

MECKLENBURG CORE GROUP OF THE JOINT 
PRESBYTERIAN COMMITTEE: 
1970— Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr. 

1071 — Rev. Francis Womack (Group Chairman), Mrs. E. B. Hunter 
(Covenant) 

INTER-CHURCH ACTION BOARD: 

1970 — Rev. John C. Laughlin, Forest Sloan (Plaza), Joseph W. Grier, 
Jr. (Charlotte First) 

CHARLOTTE URBAN MINISTRY: 
1970— William Thomas Ray (Myers Park) 

The following Committee on Nominations was elected by 
Presbytery: Ministers: Fred C. Holder and L. W. Topping; Lay- 
man Gene A. Cathey. Presbytery elected as Chairman of this 
Committee Henry S. Robinson. 

The report of the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work was presented by Thomas W. MacLean. The report was 
received and adopted with recommendations. 

THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

PART I 

The following minutes of the Commission are submitted to the 
Presbytery for admission to the record: 

The Commission met on May 3, 1968, at the Forest Hill Church, 
at 2:00 P.M. Present were: Jones Pharr, Russell Kerr, Rudolph Hend- 
ricks, Lee Stoffel, Francis Alston, Eugene P. Poe, and T. W. MacLean, 
Moderator. The meeting was opened with prayer by the moderator. A 
communication was received from the Rev. Oliver Carmichael, Chair- 
man of the Committee on Ministerial Education, requesting the trans- 
fer of Mr. Zack Thomas, III, to the Presbytery of Albemarle and that 
of Mr. William Guy Phipps to the Presbytery of Mecklenburg. These 
requests were granted. 

The following were approved for a call to Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery: The Rev. John Aubrey Luddy, Jr., of Atlanta Presbytery, to be- 
come minister at the McGee Church. The Rev. James S. Mann of 
Kings Mountain Presbytery to become minister of the Macedonia 
Church. The Reverend James A. Cannon of the First Presbytery, As- 
sociate Reformed Presbyterian Church, to become minister of First 
Union Church. The Rev. John Brett Fenwick, a graduate of Union 
Seminary in Virginia, to become Associate Minister of the First 
Church, Albemarle. 

The Commission met on June 13, 1968, at 2:00 P.M. at the First 
Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina. The meeting was 
opened with prayer by Chairman MacLean. Other commission mem- 
bers present were: Horace McCall, Eugene P. Poe, E. L. Stoffel, and 
Russell Bennett. The minutes of the May 3 meeting were approved. 



50 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Approval was given the following terms of call: 

McGee — John Aubrey Luddy, Jr., $5,500 base salary, 10% annuity, 
manse expense, $720 car expense, major medical, one-month vaca- 
tion with pay and moving costs. 

Troy— Franklin Toole, Jr., $5,500 base salary, $600 car allowance, 
major medical, manse, thirty-day vacation, 10% annuity, moving 
expenses. $600 of base salary is designated as a ''housing allow- 
ance." 

Johnston Memorial — Paul Home, $5,500 base salary, manse, $600 
car expense, one-month's vacation, major medical, moving costs, 
full annuity. 

First Union — James Arthur Cannon, $6,600 base salary, $1,080 car 
expense; one-month vacation; $300 insurance per year, moving ex- 
pense, manse plus utilities, annuity $462. 

Albemarle First — John Brett Fenwick, Associate Pastor, $5,600 
base salary; $600 car expense, $1,200 housing; major medical, 10% 
annuity, one-month vacation. 

Macedonia — James S. Mann, $5,500, car expense $600, moving ex- 
pense, full annuity, major medical, utilities $900. 

Te request of the Benton Heights Church for a six months ex- 
tension of the services of the Rev. Angus Mclnnis as interim supply, at 
the same terms of call, was granted. The request of the Rev. Paul 
Home for dissolution of the pastoral relationship between himself and 
the Ramah Church as of July 31, 1968, concurred in by the congrega- 
tion, was granted. Moderators Pro Tern of sessions were appointed as 
follows: Francis B. Mayes, Jr., for the Providence Church; John M. 
Hundley for the Ramah Church, Russell Kerr for the Altan-Bethany 
churches. The request of the Rev. Carl S. Miller for dissolution of the 
pastoral relationship existing between himself and the Mt. Gilead-Pee 
Dee churches as of September 30, 1968, was granted, the churches con- 
curring. The Rev. James Renwick Kennedy of the Presbytery of Ap- 
pomatox was approved for a call to the Locust Church. 

The Commission met on September 5, 1968, at the First Presby- 
Church, Charlotte. Present were: Russell Kerr, Jones Y. Pharr, Eugene 
P. Poe, E. L. Stoffel, Cecil Lawrence, Francis Alston, Rudolph Hend- 
ricks and T. W. MacLean. The Reverend Howard Smith was appointed 
Moderator Pro-tem for the Mt. Gilead-Pee Dee Churches and the 
Rev. Robert Turner for the First Church, Monroe. 

The Commission met on September 5, 1968, at the First Presby 
terian Church, Charlotte, at 2:00 P.M. Present were: Horace McCall, 
Russell M. Kerr, Eugene P. Poe, E. L. Stoffel, J. Cecil Lawrence, 
Francis Alston, Rudolph Hendricks and Chairman T. W. McLean. The 
request of the Reverend James H. Sell, Jr., for dissolution of the pas- 
toral relationship existing between himself and the Camden-Morven 
churches as of October 1, 1968, was granted, the churches concurring. 
The stated clerk of Presbytery was asked to write a letter of transfer 
and commendation for Mr. Sell to the Presbytery of Concord. The Rev. 
Charles R. McDonald's request for the dissolution of the pastoral re- 
lationship existing between himself and the Pleasant Hill Church, 
effective September 1, 1968, was granted, the church concurring, and 
the stated clerk of the Presbytery was asked to send a letter of trans- 
fer and commendation for Mr. McDonald to the Presbytery of Enoree. 



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The request of the Rev. A. Jackson Morrison for the dissolution of the 
relationship between himself and the McQuay Memorial Church, ef- 
fective September 1, was granted, the church concurring, and the 
stated clerk of Presbytery asked to send a letter of transfer and com- 
mendation for Mr. Morrison to the Presbytery of Fayetteville. The 
Rev. Malcolm McLeod Bullock of Atlanta Presbytery, recently return- 
ed from missionary service in Taiwan, was approved for a possible call 
within Mecklenburg Presbytery. Mr. Friedrich Schilling, Jr., a gradu- 
ate of Union Seminary in Virginia, was approved for a call to the 
Providence Church, terms of call being as follow: $6,500 base salary; 
$1,000 car allowance; major medical hospital insurance; full annuity, 
manse, moving expense, all utilities, one-month's vacation. The Rev- 
erend Robert F. Henry was approved for another year's service at the 
Banks Church, beginning September 15, under the same terms of call. 
Dr. Horace E. Stoessel of Holston Presbytery was approved for a call 
as Assistant Pastor of the Covenant Church, terms of call being: $9,000 
base salary, manse and its upkeep, a car and its upkeep, one-month's 
vacation, !Vz% Annuity, hospitalization and moving expense. Mod- 
erators pro-tem were appointed for the following church-sessions: For 
the Camden-Morven churches, The Rev. Francis Alston; for the Pleas- 
ant Hill Church, the Rev. Zane Moore; for the McQuay Church, the 
Rev. Leonard Bullock. 

The Commission met on October 3, 1968, First Church, Charlotte 
at 2:00 P.M. Present were: Francis Alston, Russell M. Kerr, E. L. 
Stoffel, Rudolph Hendricks, J. Cecil Lawrence and T. W. MacLean, 
moderator. Minutes for the meetings of July 11 and September 5 were 
adopted. The request of the Rev. Oren Moore, Jr., for dissolution of the 
relationship between himself and the Westover Hills Church, effec- 
tive October 1, 1968, was granted, the church concurring, and Presby- 
tery's stated clerk was asked to write a letter of transfer and com- 
mendation for Mr. Moore to the Presbytery of Kings Mountain. The 
Rev. C. Alonzo Cooper, Jr., of the Presbytery of Fayetteville was ap- 
proved for a call to the First Church, Monroe. The Rev. John T. Mc- 
Alpine III was appointed moderator pro-tem for the session of the 
Westover Hills church. 

PART II 

The Commission serving as a Committee makes the following re- 
port and recommendations: 

At its meeting on July 11, 1968, the Commission received from our 
General Assembly's Board of Annuities and Relief a request that the 
Commission serve as Presbytery's agent in certifying to the Board 
those members of the Presbytery's roll on detached service without the 
bounds of the Presbytery for participation in group life and major 
medical insurance. This was in specific reference to the Rev. Dan 
Durway. It was moved that the Rev. Mr. Durway and others in this 
same category be certified to the Board as eligible for participation in 
a special unit for group life and major medical insurance. It was furth- 
er approved that we recommend to Presbytery that it affirm this ac- 
tion and authorize the Commission and the stated clerk to supply the 
Board with names of Presbytery's members eligible for insurance 
in this special unit. 

At its meeting on September 5, 1968, the Commission reviewed the 
following calls: 



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1. The call of the session of the Covenant Church for the services 
as assistant minister of the Rev. Horace E. Stoessel of the Pres- 
bytery of Holston. Terms of the call: $9,000 base salary, manse 
and its upkeep, a car and its upkeep, one-month's vacation, 
7 Vz % annuity, hospitalization and moving expense. 

2. The call of the Providence Church for the ministerial services 
of Rev. Friedrich Schilling, Jr., a graduate of Union Seminary 
in Virginia. Terms of call: $6,500 base salary; $1,000 car ex- 
pense; major medical and group life insurance; full annuity, 
manse, moving expense, all utilities, one-month's vacation. 

Recommendations : 

1. That the Presbytery affirm the action of its Commission in 
certifying to the Board of Annuities and Relief for special unit 
insurance those members of roll on detached service without 
the bounds of the Presbytery. 

2. That the calls listed above be found in order and presented to 
the several ministers called upon their reception into the Pres- 
bytery. 

3. That the letters of transfer from their respective presbyteries 
for the ministers named above be found in order and that these 
men be admitted to examination for admission into the Presby- 
tery. 

The Committee on Examinations presented Horace E. 
Stoessel, J. Renwick Kennedy, Jr., and Friedrich Schilling, Jr. 
for membership in the Presbytery. All made statements as to 
their Christian experience and sense of Call. These were sus- 
tained as satisfactory. They were further examined in full ac- 
cordance with the requirements of the Book of Church Order. 
The motion prevailed that their examinations as a whole be 
sustained as satisfactory, that they be received into the Presby- 
tery upon signing the membership book, and that calls for 
their churches be placed in their hands. The calls were ac- 
cepted. 

Commission to install the above named were appointed as 
follows: J. Renwick Kennedy, Jr. in the Locust Church; Fried- 
rich Schilling, Jr. in the Providence Church, and that H. E. 
Stoessel be installed by the Session of the Covenant Church. 

Commission Appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to Install 

Reverend J. Renwick Kennedy, Jr., as Pastor of the 

Locust Presbyterian Church, on Sunday October 20, 1968, at 8:00 P.M. 

in the Locust Presbyterian Church, Locust, North Carolina 

To serve as Chairman: Reverend Fred C. Holder 
To preach the Sermon: Reverend David C. Kennedy 
To deliver the Charge to the Pastor: Reverend Russell M. Kerr 
To deliver the Charge to the Congregation: Reverend Donald Nance 
(Invited by Presbytery to participate in the Service) 



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Alternate Minister: Reverend Bob E. Murdock 

Ruling Elders: Ray H. Waltman, Joe Clontz, George O. Stovall 

(Church Session and Board of Deacons, active and inactive, invited to 

sit as guests.) 
Dr. James R. Kennedy, Sr. 

(Invited by Presbytery to participate in the Service) 

Commission Appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to Install 

Reverend Friedrich Schilling, Jr., as Pastor of the 

Providence Presbyterian Church, on Sunday, October 20, 1968 at 

11 o'clock A.M. in the Providence Presbyterian Church, 

Matthews, North Carolina 

To serve as Chairman: Reverend Edward C. Wilson 

To preach the Sermon: Dr. Julian Lake 

(Invited by Presbytery to participate in the Service) 

To deliver the Charge to the Pastor: Ruling Elder Randolph Norton 

To deliver the Charge to the Congregation: Reverend Francis B. 
Mayes, Jr. 

To give the Prayer: Reverend Walter D. Clark 

Ruling Elders: John McKee, James M. Teal, James Blakeney. 

Presbytery resumed the examination of Richard Clyde 
Brand, Jr. for ordination. He addressed Presbytery on his 
Christian faith and Theology and the Sacraments. He was ex- 
amined on English Bible and Church Government. These were 
sustained as satisfactory. The Committee reported that the 
written parts of trial were satisfactory. 

The examination of Richard Clyde Brand, Jr. as a whole 
was sustained as satisfactory and the Court ordered the call for 
Mr. Brand's services as Assistant Pastor of the Trinity Church 
be placed in his hands. He accepted the Call and the following 
Commission was appointed to Ordain and Install him: 

Commission Appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to Ordain and 

Install Richard Clyde Brand, Jr. as Assistant Minister of the 

Trinity Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 7, 1968, at 

7:30 P.M. in the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Charlotte 

To serve as Chairman: Dr. Warner L. Hall 
To preach the Sermon: Dr. H. Louis Patrick 

To deliver the Charge to the Pastor: Reverend W. H. Terry 
(Invited by Presbytery to participate in the Service) 

To deliver the Charge to the Congregation: Dr. Thomas Clark 
(Invited by Presbytery to participate in the Service) 

Ruling Elders: H. H. Everett, C. W. Gilchrist, John C. McDonald, Jr. 

The Moderator relinquished the chair to A. Leslie Thomp- 
son in order that he might make the report of the Committee 



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on Presbytery Survey. In connection with this report, the 
transcribed, tape-recorded address of Dr. John H. Leith to the 
General Assembly was heard. 

The following resolution by the Committee on Survey was 
adopted. 

RESOLUTION 

Mecklenburg Presbytery affirms the action of the General As- 
sembly of the Presbyterian Church, U.S., taken at Montreat, N. C, in 
June, 1968, wherein the General Assembly calls on all churches to 
consider anew the benefits of enrolling their members in the Every 
Family Plan of Presbyterian Survey at $1.00 per year per family. 

Mecklenburg Presbytery urges all of its churches to put the 
Every Family Plan in their respective budgets for the year 1969, thus 
guaranteeing that all of our families receive in their homes this of- 
ficial magazine on which all the boards and agencies of our denomina- 
tion rely for providing information, inspiration, and guidance for 
members of our congregations. 

The stated clerk of Presbytery is called on to mail a copy of this 
resolution to each pastor and clerk of session in Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery: and calls on the Presbytery's Standing Committee on Presby- 
terian Survey to report at the January, 1969, meeting its success in 
implementing this resolution. 

The report of the Committee on Homes was presented by 
the Chairman, Paul P. Thrower. In connection with this report, 
Dr. Nat K. Reiney, Administrator of the Barium Springs Home 
was presented and he brought greetings from the Home. The 
motion prevailed requesting the Council to make a place on 
some future Docket for a more adequate hearing of Dr. Reiney, 
and also representatives from other Institutions supported by 
the Church. 

The report of the Commissioners to the General Assembly 
was made by Russell M. Kerr, Chairman. It was adopted and 
ordered condensed for inclusion in these Minutes. 



REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS 
TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

According to appointment of Mecklenburg Presbytery, the follow- 
ing Commissioners were enrolled by the General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church, U. S., meeting at Montreat June 6-11. The com- 
mittee assignment of each commissioner is noted: 

Ministers: 

1. Wayne Aughinbaugh (General Council) 

2. Eugene Daniel (World Missions) 

3. Warner Hall (Inter-Church Agencies and Coun- 
cils) 



Ruling Elders: 



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4. Fred Holder (National Ministeries) 

5. Russell M. Kerr (TRAV) 

6. John C. Laughlin (Women's Work) 

7. John McVay (Educational Institutions) 

8. A. Jackson Morrison (Presbyterian Survey) 

1. R. Sid Abernathy, Jr. (Women's Work) 

2. Harold J. Dillehay (Inter-Church Agencies and 
Councils) 

3. Thomas H. Donaldson (General Council) 

4. W. Reese Little (Assembly Operations) 

5. John K. Thompson (Bills and Overtures) 

6. William Stegall, Jr. (TRAV) 

7. George E. Stovall (Minister and His Work) 

8. David Wilson (National Ministries) 

Each commissioner recognizes the honor and responsibility be- 
stowed upon him and expresses appreciation for the trust. 

It was evident that all commissioners carefully prepared for their 
participation in the Assembly, not only by means of a consultation 
held as a group before going to Assembly but also in the very evident 
thorough study of all reports that had been done privately. 

As the Assembly carried out its work it was apparent that our 
representatives gave constructive leadership in many phases of the 
work of the Assembly, both in the committees and in the general 
sessions. 

However, individual reports of commissioners call attention to 
certain items which have special significance this year that ought to 
call for special action. 

1. The proposed plan of union with the Reformed Church in 
America. The proposed plan was adopted by a majority of 436 to 36, 
not one voice of opposition being raised from the floor. Certainly the 
Committee of Twenty-Four is to be commended for its careful work in 
presenting this plan. 

2. The General Assembly has handed down to the presbyteries a 
proposal authorizing the establishment of union presbyteries and 
synods. While it is generally felt this type of action would have more 
bearing on the life of our church in what is generally called "the 
border synods", it should be noted that our own Presbytery could like- 
ly be involved in such a discussion, growing out of our Pan-Presby- 
terian effort. 

3. The call for special days of fasting and prayer for the renewal 
of the church by the power of the Holy Spirit emphasizes a great need 
and hope over the entire church. The fact that October 27 has been set 
aside in the General Assembly as a special day of prayer and fasting 
under the provisions of the Book of Church Order is of special sig- 
nificance, in part because of the few times that the Assembly has 
taken such an action. 

Some general reflections on the part of the commissioners are 
worthy of inclusion in this report. 



56 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



1. Those who have had occasion to attend several meetings of the 
General Assembly felt that this Assembly was by far one of the hard- 
est working Assemblies in the recent history of our church. 

2. It is clear that the Assembly is earnestly seeking to serve the 
King and Head of the Church. 

3. The Assembly is faced with the fact that it is never easy to 
serve in changing times but is dedicated to the idea that the church 
must minister to the needs of people. It is apparent that it is not al- 
ways possible to have agreement on how this ministry should be car- 
ried forward, but it is exciting to see the conviction with which the 
Assembly proceeds while attempting to understand those who might 
not be of the same opinion. 

Francis B. Mayes, Jr. presented a Resolution with regard 
to the sale of the Albemarle Road property which was used 
until the Albemarle Road Church occupied its new building. 
This Resolution was adopted. 

RESOLUTION OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES 

October 15, 1968 
(Property formerly used by Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church) 

WHEREAS Mecklenburg Presbytery owns property fronting 
330.61 feet on the northerly side of Albemarle Road, which property 
was acquired by deed of R. N. Cartmell dated April 24, 1962, and re- 
corded in Book 2313, page 254 of the Mecklenburg County Public 
Registry and which was until recently used by Albemarle Road Pres- 
byterian Church; and 

WHEREAS since completion of the new church building of Al- 
bemarle Road Presbyterian Church on its permanent location, the 
above-described property is not required for the use of said Albemarle 
Road Presbyterian Church or by Mecklenburg Presbytery, and the 
Church Extension Committee has recommended to Mecklenburg 
Presbytery that said property be sold; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Church Ex- 
tension Committee be and is hereby authorized and directed to offer 
said property for sale and to enter into a contract for the sale of said 
property at a price of not less than Appraised Vaule, subject to such 
provisions as shall be approved by the Church Extension Committee 
with respect to a real estate commission and other expenses incident 
to such sale and that the Trustees of Mecklenburg Presbytery be 
authorized and directed to execute a deed to such property in com- 
pliance with any contract of sale entered into by the Church Ex- 
tension Committee under the authority of this resolution; 

RESOLVED FURTHER that the net proceeds of any such sale be 
applied or be held by the Church Extension Committee for application 
to the use of the Pineville Presbyterian Church as set in a resolution 
of Mecklenburg Presbytery heretofore adopted on July 16, 1968, to 
which reference is hereby made. 

James G. Stuart addressed the Presbytery on behalf of St. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 57 

Andrews College Forward Campaign and asked for the full 

cooperation of churches. 

The reports of Standing Committees were as follows: 
The report of the Committee on Attendance was adopted, 

and is incorporated in the enrollment. 

The report of the Committee on Resolutions was adopted. 

REPORT OF RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

At its 261st stated meeting, Mecklenburg Presbytery, at First 
Presbyterian Church, Hamlet, N. C. — October 15, 1968: expresses 
gratitude, and praise to God for the life and witness of this Church 
for many years — we pray for their continued witness and blessing. 

It has been noted with what diligence the Pastor, The Reverend 
John H. McVay, officers, and congregation have made by way of per- 
sonal preparation for our convenience, and the expedition of Presby- 
tery's business. We have reference to the parking lot attendants, wel- 
come hands at the door, the thoughtful preparation of the program, 
and the preparation of committee rooms; — especially are we grateful 
for the delicious meal prepared and served by the gracious Women of 
the Church, Mrs. Arthur L. Graham, Chairman. 

Further, let this resolution be adopted, entered into the Minutes 
of Presbytery, and a copy sent to the Session of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Hamlet, N. C. To be read to the Congregation of that Church 
on the next Lord's Day. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Secretary — Charles E. Byrd 
Chairman — James E. Sewell 

A report of the Joint Presbyterian Committee was pre- 
sented by Francis O. Womack and its recommendations adopt- 
ed. 

REPORT OF THE JOINT PRESBYTERIAN COMMITTEE 

A meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery in 1967 was adjourned to 
meet a few weeks later with the Catawba Presbytery, UPUSA and the 
First Presbytery, ARP. Following this first Pan Presbytery meeting a 
committee from each Presbytery was appointed to work as a joint 
committee. Since that time this committee has met regularly under the 
chairmanship of Rev. Paul Sherrill, and reports have included com- 
munity relations, social issues, hospital chaplaincy needs, cooperative 
work at UNCC, radio and TV, Theological education, etc. 

On September 24th of this year a popular meeting was held by 
the joint committee and a report for the national Pan Presbyterian 
Convocation was heard. Also, Dr. Paul L. Stagg spoke on "From 
Escape to Engagement". 

The Joint Committee will continue to seek out and explore areas 
of cooperation between the people and churches of our three sister 
denominations. 



58 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The Committee submits the following recommendations to each 
Presbytery: 

1. That Presbytery give $100 per annum in order to carry on the work 
of the Joint Committee. 

2. That the Executive Committees of Church Extension and Christian 
Education of the three Presbyteries meet together at least once 
during 1969. 

3. That a committee be appointed by the moderator to get information 
from Johnson C. Smith University and all church sources on the ad- 
visability of continuing to have a Presbyterian Seminary in Char- 
lotte. 

The Moderator appointed the members of the Pan Presbyterian 
Committee from Mecklenburg Presbytery to secure the information 
desired. 

The motion prevailed that Presbytery's Council review 
and reconsider the action of Presbytery in the matter of only 
three stated meetings and one called meeting a year, and bring 
its findings and/or recommendations to the January Meeting. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation of the Amity Church 
for the April, 1969 Meeting extended through its Pastor, Fred 
C. Holder. There being no invitations for the January Meet- 
ing, Presbytery instructed the Moderator and Stated Clerk to 
secure an invitation. 

Upon motion of R. S. Woodson, the Court voted to express 
its appreciation of the efficient manner in which the Stated 
Clerk, J. Cecil Lawrence, has carried out the duties of his 
Office for the year he had held it. 

The Minutes were read, approved as read and it was voted 
to adjourn at 5:30 P.M. Adjournment was after prayer. 

Thomas C. Bryan, Respectfully submitted, 

Permanent Clerk, Pro-Tern J. Cecil Lawrence, 

Stated Clerk 



Addenda 

The next Stated Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery will 
be held in the Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church, 6700 Al- 
bemarle Road, Charlotte, North Carolina on January 28, 1969. 

J. Cecil Lawrence 
Stated Clerk 



INDEX 

261st Stated Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Page 

1. Directory of Mecklenburg Presbytery 2-6 

2. Roll of Ministers and Candidates for the Ministry 7-10 

3. Organization of Presbytery 29 

4. Installation Service 29 

5. Enrollment of Presbytery 31-32 

6. Election of Moderator 33 

7. The Docket 33-34 

8. Appointment of Standing Committees 34 

9. Report of Presbytery's Council 39-42 

10. Report of World Missions and Overseas Relief 43-45 

11. Report of Committee on Annuities and Relief 45-46 

12. Report of Evangelism Committee 46-47 

13. Report of Nominating Committee 47-49 

14. Report of the Commission on the Minister and His Work 49-52 

15. Commission of Installations 52-53 

16. Report of Committee on Homes 54 

17. Report of Commissioners to the General Assembly 54-56 

18. Report of Resolutions Committee 57 

19. Report of Joint Presbyterian Committee 57-58 

20. Place and Time of Next Meeting 58 

21. Adjournment 58 



MEETINGS OF PRESBYTERY 



YEAR 



PLACE OF MEETING 



MODERATOR 



Jan., 

April, 
July, 
Sept., 1 


1954 
1954 
1954 
1954 


C \ nmt Church 
Williams Memorial Church 
Mc< ju.iy Memoi ial Church 

Cook's Meni"ii;»l Church 


Rev. 


Watt M. 


dinger 
kendall, Jr 
L. Hall 


Jan., 
April, 
July, 
Sept, ] 


1955 
1955 
1955 
1955 


M\ ers Park Church 
Munroe First Church 
( lamp Stewart 
Sugaw Creek Church 


Elder Legette 


Blythe 


Jan., 
April, '. 
July, 

Sept., ] 


1956 
1956 
1956 
1956 


Sharon Church 
Bethel Church 
Pleasant Hill Church 
Camp Stewart 


Rev. S. H. Zea 
Rev. R. C. Loi 

Rev. I. II. Ch 
Elder Joe W. 




Jan., 

Apr., 
July, ] 
Sept, 


1957 
L957 
L957 
L957 


Selwyn Av< nue 
Clanton Memorial 
We: tminster 
Plaza 


David E. Wilk 
Rev. W. M. B< 
Rev A. T. Ta 
Rev. Ben F. IV 




Jan., 

April, 

July, 
Sept, 3 


1958 
L958 
1958 
L958 


Badin Church 
Philadelphia Church 
Centra] Steele Creek 
Camp Stewart 


Rev. 


Jas. R. C 
Robert *I 




Jan., 3 

April, 3 
July, 
Sept, ! 


1959 
(959 
1959 
1959 


Biscoe Church 

Providence Church 
Westover Hills Church 
Paw Creek Church 


Rev. 

Rev. 
Rev. 
Elde 






Jan., 
Ai ril, : 
July, 3 
Sept, 3 


1960 

I960 
I960 
I960 


Charlotte First 
Amity Church 
Covenant Church 
Robinson Church 




James E. 
E. B. Co( 




Jan., 

A- ril, : 
July, 3 
Oct., 3 


1961 

1961 
1961 
1961 


Sardis Church 
Camp Stewart 
Trinity Chinch 
Covenant Church 








Jan., 

Apr., 1 
July, 3 
Oct. 3 


L962 
1962 
L962 
1962 


Steele Creek Church 
Hopewell Church 
C< venant Church 
Selwyn Avenue 


Rev. 
Rev. 


G. E. Di 
J. E. Cra 




Jan. 

April, : 
July, 3 
Oct. 3 


1963 
1963 
1963 
L963 


Myers Park 

Rockingham First 
Candor Church 
Westover Hills 


Rev! 
Rev. 
Rev. 


D*. O. Mc 
A. B. Mo 




Jan. 
A i ) ril, 
July, 
Oct., 


1964 
L964 
1964 
1964 


Wilmore Church 

St. Curs Church 
Third Church 
Mulberry Church 


Rev. 
Rev. 
Dr. 1 
Rev. 


Dwight I 




Jan., 

April, 

July, 

Oct., 


1965 
1965 
1965 
1965 


Thomasboro Church 
Forest Hill Church 
Avondale Church 
Caldwell Memorial Church 


Rev. 






Jan., 

Apr., 
July, 1 
Oct., 3 


1966 
1966 
L966 
1966 


St. Giles Church 
Huntersville Church 
Sardis Church 
First Church, Charlotte 


Rev. 
Rev. 

Josej 
Rev 






Jan., 1 
Apr., 3 

■Inly, 
Oct., 3 


1967 

1967 
1967 
1967 


Selwyn Avenue Church 
1 lickory Grove Church 
Cook's Memorial Church 
Providence Church 


Rev. Frank S. 
Rev. T. Duke i 
Rev. Eugene ] 
George Stoval 


iVilliams 


Jan., '. 

April, 3 
Get, 


1968 
1968 
1968 


I' ii st Church, Albemarle 
C< ntral Steele Creek 
I- irst Church, Hamlet 


Rev 
Rev. 


William , 
John M. 


A. Stewart 
Handley 



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Called Meeting 

First Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

November 19, 1968 

262nd Stated Meeting 

Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

January 28, 1969 

Next Stated Meeting 

Amity Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

April 15, 1969 



Volume 10 



Number 1 



MINUTES 

of 

MECKLENBURG 

PRESBYTERY 



Volume 10 Number 1 



Called Meeting 

First Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

November 19, 1968 



262nd Stated Meeting 

Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

January 28, 1969 



Next Stated Meeting 

Amity Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

April 15, 1969 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

DIRECTORY OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

1969 
OFFICERS OF THE PRESBYTERY 

Rev. Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., Moderator of Winter Meeting, 2501 
Oxford Place, Charlotte, N. C. 28207 

Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence, Executive Secretary and Stated Clerk 
(1969), P. O. Box 2537, Charlotte, N. C. 28201 

Mr. Calvin B. Baird, Treasurer, P. O. Box 4346, Charlotte, N. C, 
28204 

Chaplains: 

Rev. David E. Wilkinson, 200 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, N. C, 
28204 

Rev. Robert F. Henry, Jr., RFD 3, Box 213, Waxhaw, N. C. 28173 

TRUSTEES 
Davidson College — Elected for four years: 

1971— Rev. Robert Turner (2), Mr. W. F. Mulliss (Myers Park) (2) 

1972— Mr. John Belk (Caldwell) (2), Rev. Warner L. Hall (3), Mr. 
G. Donald Davidson (Covenant) (1) 

Presbytery: 

Mr. Philip R. Hedrick, Chairman, 2810 Wintergreen Drive, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28211 
1969— Mr. Philip R. Hedrick, (Westminster) 
1970— Mr. Joseph W. Grier, Jr., (Charlotte First) 
1971— Mr. Edward DeArmon, Jr., (St. Paul) 

COMMISSIONS 

The Minister and His Work 

Rev. Frank H. Caldwell, Chairman, 1402 Wachovia Bldg., Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28201 

1969— Rev. Russell M. Kerr, Rev. A. Rudolph Hendricks, Mr. 
Jones Y. Pharr (Charlotte — First) 

1970— Rev. Eugene P. Poe, Rev. E. Lee Stoffel, Mr. Russell Ben- 
nett (Rockingham — First) 

1971— Rev. Frank H. Caldwell, Rev. Francis O. Alston, Mr. Ed- 
mund O. Kenion (Candor) 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Rev. John M. Handley, Chairman, Box 313, Huntersville, N. C. 

28078 
1969— Rev. John M. Handley, Rev. J. Shepherd Russell, Jr., Mr. 

Carlton N. Whilden (Covenant) 

1970 — Rev. John H. McVay, Rev. James E. Fogartie, Mrs. William 
Wildermuth (Wadesboro — First), Thomas W. Massey, Jr., 
M.D., (Trinity) 

1971 — Rev. Robert H. Ramey, Jr., Mr. James W. Price, Harvey W. 
Johnston, M.D., (Westminster) 

Advisory Members (Non-Voting) 

Chairman of the following Commissions and Permanent 
Committees: 

Minister and His Work: Rev. Frank H. Caldwell 

Nominations: Rev. Henry S. Robinson 

Sessional Records: Rev. Thomas C. Bryan 

World Missions and Overseas Relief: Rev. Eugene L. 
Daniel, Jr. 

Annuities and Relief: Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 3 

Ministerial Education: Rev. Oliver W. Carmichael 

Committee on Examinations: Rev. Warner L. Hall 

Christian Higher Education: Dr. John E. Smylie 

Assembly's Special Causes: Rev. French B. O'Shields 

Homes: Rev. Fred J. Harmon 

Women's Work: Rev. J. Arthur Beard 

Christian Action: Mr. Randolph Norton 

Christianity and Health: James P. Alexander, M.D. 

Presbyterian Foundation: Rev. Leonard W. Topping 

Presbyterian Survey: Rev. John W. Bolton 

Campus Christian Life: Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D. 

Evangelism: Rev. E. O. Byrd, Jr. 

TRAV (Television, Radio, Audio-Visual): Rev. Glenn B. 

Robinson 

Christian Education: Rev. Charles M. Murray 

Church Extension: Mr. Robert F. Stokes 

Moderator of Presbytery 

The Executive Secretary and Stated Clerk: Rev. J. Cecil 
Lawrence 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Nominations: 

Rev. Henry S. Robinson, Chairman, Route 5, Box 942-B, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28208 
1969— Rev. William A. Stewart, Jr., Rev. David E. Wilkinson, 
James Hemphill, M.D., (Rockingham — First) 

1970— Mr. Evan W. Holyfield (Thomasboro), Rev. Henry S. Rob- 
inson, Rev. John C. Laughlin 

1971— Rev. Leonard W. Topping, Rev. Fred C. Holder, Mr. Gene 
A. Cathey (Sardis) 

2. Sessional Records: 

1969— Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, Chairman, 5218 Kildare Drive, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28205 

3. World Missions and Overseas Relief: 

Rev. Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., Chairman, 2501 Oxford Place, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28207 

1969— Rev. Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., Mrs. L. E. McGinn (Caldwell 
Memorial), Mr. R. V. Liles (Wadesboro) 

1970 — Rev. Robert J. James, Mrs. H. F. Porter (Wilmore), Mr. 
James H. Barnhardt (Covenant) 

1971— Rev. Paul A. Home, Mr. Donald Ross (Memorial), Mr. J. 
Patrick Miller (Thomasboro) 

4. Annuities and Relief: 

Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr., Chairman, Route 11, Box 622, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28213 

1969— Mr. Thomas H. Donaldson (Amity) Mr. I. A. Jones (Selwyn 
Avenue) 

1970 — Rev. David C. Kennedy, Mr. A. B. Mackey (Covenant) 

1971— Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr., Mr. Reece Thomas (Mallard Creek) 

5. Ministerial Education: 

Rev. Oliver W. Carmichael, Chairman, 5201 Sharon Road, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28210 

1969 — Rev. Oliver W. Carmichael, Rev. Eldon D. Wadsworth, Mr. 
D. B. Gettys (Monroe— First) 



4 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

1970— Rev. Zane M. Moore, Rev. Frank H. Caldwell, Mr. Price W. 
Robinson (Commonwealth) 

1971 — Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr., Rev. Francis B. Mayes, Jr., Mr. 
Loonis McGlohon (Carmel) 

6. Committee on Examinations: 

Rev. Warner L. Hall, Chairman, 1000 E. Morehead Street, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28204 

1969— Rev. Warner L. Hall, Rev. Vaughn E. Hartsell, Mr. David R. 
Wilson (Steele Creek) 

1970— Rev. William A. Stewart, Jr., Rev. Leonard W. Topping, 
Joseph B. McCoy, Jr., M.D., (Trinity) 

1971 — Rev. H. Howard Smith, Rev. Douglas L. Paulson, Thomas 
C. Ruff (Selwyn Ave.) 

7. Christian Higher Education: 

Dr. John E. Smylie, Chairman, Queens College, Charlotte, 

N. C. 28207 
1969— Dr. John E. Smylie, Rev. Paul W. Beazley, Mr. James P. 

Sifford (Albemarle — First) 
1970— Rev. Neely D. McCarter, Rev. Vaughn Earl Hartsell, Mr. 

C. W. (Pat) Gilchrist (Trinity) 

1971— Rev. Thomas W. MacLean, Rev. Eldon D. Wadsworth, Mr. 
W. R. Curlee (Paw Creek) 

8. Assembly's Special Causes: 

Rev. French B. O'Shields, Chairman, 2027 Emerywood 
Drive, Charlotte, N. C. 28210 

1969— Rev. French B. O'Shields, Mrs. Boyd Alexander (Mallard 
Creek), Mr. James J. Putnam (Amity) 

1970 — Rev. J. Kenneth Craig, Mr. Lewis D. Berryhill (Common- 
wealth), Mr. B. J. Brown (Steele Creek) 

1971 — Rev. Joseph H. J. Vernon, Rev. Carl Uzzell, Mr. Herbert 
S. Glenn (Carmel) 

9. Homes: 

Rev. Fred J. Harmon, Chairman, P. O. Box 97, Indian Trail, 

N. C. 28079 
1969— Rev. Fred J. Harmon, Mr. E. Ross Cathey (McGee), Mr. 

Thomas F. Edwards (Huntersville) 
1970— Mr. S. Crowell Capps (Central Steele Creek), Mr. Charles 
N. Fesperman (Mallard Creek), Rev. Robert W. Ray burn 
1971 — Rev. Shelton M. Hutchison, Rev. James N. Biggers, Mr. 

Roland M. Smith (Camp Greene) 

10. Women's Work: 

Rev. J. Arthur Beard, Chairman, Marshville, N. C. 28103 
1969— Rev. J. Arthur Beard 
1970— Mrs. O. B. Cochran (Mallard Creek) 
1971— Rev. Horace H. Hilton, Jr. 

11. Christian Action: 

Mr. Randolph Norton, Chairman, 5201 Sardis Road, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28211 
1969 — Rev. Charles E. S. Kraemer, Mr. James A. Burrus (Amity) 
1970— Mr. Randolph Norton (Sardis), Rev. E. T. Thompson, Jr. 
1971— Rev. Fred C. Holder, Mr. Price H. Gwynn, III (Steele Creek) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 5 

12. Christianity and Health: 

James P. Alexander, M.D., Chairman, Doctors Building, 

Charlotte, N. C. 28207 
1969— James P. Alexander, M.D., (Charlotte— First) 
1970— Rev. A. Rudolph Hendricks 
1971 — Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D. (Covenant) 

13. Presbyterian Foundation: 

Rev. Leonard W. Topping, Chairman, 200 W. Trade Street, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28202 
1969— Rev. Leonard W. Topping, Rev. Bob E. Murdock 

1970— Mr. H. H. Everett (Trinity), Mr. John W. Walker (West- 
minster), Mrs. B. S. Howell (Charlotte — First) 

1971 — Rev. Walter D. Clark, Rev. Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, Mr. 
Ernest B. Hunter (Covenant) 

14. Presbytery Survey: 

Rev. John W. Bolton, Chairman, 4325 Walker Road, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28211 

1969— Mrs. John O. Sides (McGee) 

1970— Rev. John W. Bolton 

1971— Rev. Wilbur D. Kuenzli 

15. Campus Christian Life: 

Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D. (Covenant) Chairman, Doctors 

Bldg., Charlotte, N. C. 28207 
1969— Rev. H. Louis Patrick, Mr. Richard O'Hair (Trinity) 
1970 — Rev. John E. Smylie, Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D., (Covenant) 

1971— Rev. Edward C. Wilson, Mr. Donald M. McKay (Sugaw 
Creek) 

16. Evangelism: 

Rev. E. O. Byrd, Jr., Chairman, 4019 Central Avenue, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28205 

1969— Rev. E. O. Byrd, Jr., Mr. William A. White, Jr., (Myers 
Park) 

1970 — Rev. Leonard H. Bullock, Mr. Michael G. Myers (Covenant) 

1971— Rev. Fred P. Turner, Rev. E. T. Thompson, Jr., Mr: Neill 
Whitlock (Myers Park) 

17. TRAV (Television, Radio, Audio- Visual): 

Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Chairman, 7500 Hickory Grove 
Road, Charlotte, N. C. 28212 
1969— Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Mr. Charles B. Trexler (Covenant) 

1970— Rev. Marshall E. Tobias, Jr., Mr. J. Robert Covington (Myers 
Park) 

1971— Mr. Carroll McGaughey (Trinity), Mr. Earl D. Talbert (East) 

18. Christian Education: 

Rev. Charles M. Murray, Chairman, 2501 Oxford Place, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28207 

1969— Rev. Marshall E. Tobias, Jr., Rev. David B. Jenkins, Rev. 
Charles M. Murray, Mr. Boyce M. Brown (Westminster), 
Mr. Jack O. Boyte (Covenant), Miss Janna Prange (West- 
minster) 

1970 — Rev. Friedrich Schilling, Jr., Rev. Robert H. Ramey, Jr. 
Rev. Francis M. Womack, Jr., Miss Ruth Farrior (Char- 
lotte — First), Mr. Ralph S. Lete (Philadelphia) 



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1971 — Rev. Dwight L. Barker, Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Rev. J. 
Brett Fenwick, Miss Shirley Gilliam (Covenant), Mr. A. T. 
Trimble, Jr., (Charlotte— First) 

19. Church Extension: 

Mr. Robert F. Stokes, Chairman (Charlotte— First) 1427 
Cavendish Court, Charlotte, N. C. 28211 

1969 — Rev. J. S. Russell, Jr., Rev. Leonard W. Topping, Rev. John 

R. Mc Alpine, III, Mr. Harold Dillehay (Myers Park), Mr. 

Robert F. Stokes (Charlotte— First) 
1970 — Rev James P. Barksdale, Jr., Rev. Robert S. Owens, Jr., Mr. 

W. T. Crowder (St. Paul), Mr. John W. Rosebro (Covenant), 

Rev. John M. Handley 

1971 — Rev. A. Leslie Thompson, Rev. Robert Turner, Rev. David 
E. Wilkinson, Mr. W. E. Stegall (Morven), Mr. Michael 
Gheesling (Seigle Avenue) 

Ex Officio: Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence 

20. Mecklenburg Core Group of the Joint Presbyterian Committee: 

1969 — Rev. Robert F. Henry, Jr., Mrs. Howard Fesperman (Plaza) 

1970— Rev. J. E. Way land, Jr., Mr. Joseph W. Grier, Jr. (Char- 
lotte—First) 

1971 — Rev. Francis M. Womack, Jr., (Group Chairman), 
Rev. Wilbur Kuenzli 

21. Inter-Church Action Board: 

1969 — Rev. Francis B. Mayes, Jr., Mr. Jones Y. Pharr (Charlotte — 
First), Mr. Randolph Norton (Sardis) 

1970 — Rev. John C. Laughlin, Mr. Forest Sloan (Plaza), Mr. 
Joseph W. Grier, Jr. (Charlotte — First) 

22. Charlotte Urban Ministry: 

1969 — Rev. Robert S. Owens, Jr., Thomas N. Massey, Jr., M.D., 
(Trinity) 

1970— Mr. William Thomas Ray (Myers Park) 

23. Directors of Presbyterian Home at Charlotte, Inc. 

1971— Mr. Joe M. Logan (Trinity) 

1972— Rev. E. Lee Stoffel 

1973— Mr. Harry P. Stewart (Sharon) 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. Small Churches: 

Rev. Robert Turner, Chairman, 200 West Trade Street, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28202 

Rev. Russell Kerr, Mr. D. G. Kimbrell (Selwyn Avenue), Mr. R. A. 
Willis, Jr. (Monroe — First) 

2. Ministers' Salaries: 

Mr. Thomas C. Ruff (Seventh Ave.) 806 East Trade Street, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28202 

Mr. Jones Y. Pharr (Charlotte — First), Mr. George O. Stovall (Al- 
bemarle — First), Dr. Curtis Fincher (Amity), Mr. I. A. Jones 
(Selwyn Avenue) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 7 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

Q. N. Huneycutt, H.R. 
J. C. Grier, H.R. 

M. B. Prince, Jr Williams Memorial 

R. A. Young, H.R. 
W. M. Walsh, H.R. 
Roy F. Whitley, H.R. 

Charles E. S. Kraemer President PSCE 

Warner L. Hall Covenant 

Thomas W. MacLean Avondale 

John A. Carriker, H.R. 

Shelton M. Hutchison Smallwood 

Carl S. Miller, H.R. 
W. J. Huneycutt, H.R. 

Roy E. Hoke, H.R Professor 

David E. Wilkinson Hospital Chaplain 

E. B. Cooper Pageland, Salem 

Russell M. Kerr Philadelphia 

J. E. Wayland, Jr. Cornelius, Bethel 

J. S. Garner, H.R. 

W. G. Workman (Professor) Davidson College 

Robert Turner Synod Director C.E. 

Fred C. Holder Amity 

Malcolm R. Williamson, H.R. 

E. Lee Stoffel Charlotte First 

T. Duke Williams, H.R. 

Leighton S. Ford Evangelist 

G. E. Dixon W. H. Belk 

James E. Fogartie Myers Park 

M. A. Cochrane, Jr Amay James 

Frank S. Jones, H.R. 

Harry H. Bryan Covenant (Assistant) 

J. R. McAlpine, III Steele Creek 

J. Cecil Lawrence Executive Secretary, Stated Clerk 

Robert S. Woodson, H.R Westminster Assistant 

T. B. Ruff, H.R. 

John R. Cunningham, H.R. 

Francis O. Alston Ellerbe First 

Angus G. Mclnnis, H.R. 

Daniel L. Durway Graduate Student 

Robert E. Huey, H.R. 

David G. Boyce Chaplain 

Glenn B. Robinson Hickory Grove 

Charles Betts Huntley Foreign Missionary 

Roscoe B. Fisher 

Tracy V. Fisher Cameronian 

Horace H. Hilton, Jr Sugaw Creek 

William A. Stewart, Jr Seigle Avenue 

John H. McVay Hamlet First 

Leland A. Richardson Chaplain 



8 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

John M. Handley Huntersville 

H. Louis Patrick Trinity 

Francis M. Womack, Jr Robinson 

John C. Laughlin Carmel 

Douglas L. Paulson St. Andrews 

Leonard W. Topping Charlotte First (Associate) 

J. Arthur Beard Marshville, New Salem 

Tom A. Cutting, Jr Graduate Student 

David C. Hambrick, Jr Chaplain 

Bob E. Murdock Oakboro, Ridgecrest 

Eugene P. Poe Westminster 

David B. Jenkins Rockingham 

J. Shepherd Russell, Jr Albemarle First 

Paul P. Thrower Park Avenue 

William D. Morton Waxhaw 

Eugene L. Daniel, Jr Myers Park (Associate) 

Wayne R. Aughinbaugh Cook's Memorial 

Thomas C. Bryan Eastminster 

Francis B. Mayes, Jr Sardis (Associate) 

Marshall E. Tobias Camp Greene 

Paul W. Beazley Camp Walton Stewart (Director) 

Paul A. Home Johnston Memorial 

A. Merrell Keith Turner, Siler 

Eldon D. Wadsworth Hopewell 

J. Daniel Zeluff Assistant Professor 

Walter D. Clark Inter-Church Action 

Vaughn Earl Hartsell Rourk, McLean 

Fred P. Turner Albemarle Road 

Lloyd Frederick Griffie Candor 

Edwin O. Byrd, Jr Charlotte Third 

Oliver W. Carmichael Sharon 

Fred J. Harmon Indian Trail 

Charles M. Murray Myers Park (Minister Education) 

F. B. O'Shields St. Giles 

John W. Bolton Caldwell Memorial (Assistant) 

A. Rudolph Hendricks South Tryon 

W. H. Jarrett Biscoe 

David C. Kennedy Matthews 

Robert J. James Paw Creek 

Fred R. McAlister Chaplain 

A. Leslie Thompson Pineville 

Dwight L. Barker East 

James P. Barksdale, Jr St. Paul 

Zane M. Moore Central Steele Creek 

Robert S. Owens, Jr Plaza 

J. William Stork, H.R. 

Robert H. Ramey, Jr Selwyn Avenue 

Leonard H. Bullock Thomasboro 

James A. Cannon First Union 

J. Renwick Kennedy, Jr ...Locust 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 9 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

H. E. Stossel Covenant (Assistant) 

Friedrich Schilling, Jr Providence 

Frank H. Caldwell Presbyterian Foundation 

Kenneth P. Craig Mallard Creek 

Neely McCarter (Professor) U. T. S. 

James N. Biggers Badin 

Robert F. Henry, Jr Chaplain and Supply at Banks 

Henry S. Robinson Memorial 

Carl T. Uzzell St. John 

H. Howard Smith Wadesboro First 

John E. Smylie President Queens College 

Ernest T. Thompson, Jr Forest Hill 

Joseph H. J. Vernon Commonwealth 

Edward C. Wilson Selwyn Avenue (Associate) 

Robert W. Rayburn Wilmore 

Wilbur D. Kuenzli Plaza (Associate) 

tiichard C. Brand, Jr Trinity (Assistant) 

J. E. Wayland, St., H.R. 

J. Brett Fenwick Albemarle-First (Associate) 

John A. Luddy McGee 

James S. Mann Macedonia 

Franklin O. Toole, Jr Troy 

Neil C. Leach ACTS 

John F. Foy Altan-Bethany 

Robert S. Maclin, III Bethlehem 

Glenn S. Edgerton, Jr Professor 

Total Ministers 125 



10 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ROLL OF CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

William E. Alexander, Union Seminary, Sardis Church. 

James H. Banbury, Columbia Seminary, Westminster Church. 

Samuel Monroe Busch, Jr., Covenant College, Locust Church. 

James C. Butler, Wofford College, Amity Church. 

F. William Dotger, Presbyterian College, Williams Memorial Church. 

George L. Ducker, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Myers Park 
Church. 

John M. Duncan, Louisville Seminary, Covenant Church. 

Charles D. Elliott, Union Seminary, Wilmore Church. 

H. Alan Elmore, Columbia Seminary, Sugaw Creek Church. 

David T. Fisher, Columbia Seminary, Cameronian Church. 

John R. Goodman, Union Seminary, Norman Church. 

Benny E. Gurley, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Mulberry Church. 

George H. Kuykendall, Jr., Union Seminary, N. Y., Covenant Church. 

Rodney R. Love, Louisville Seminary, Paw Creek Church. 

David F. Mclnnis, Davidson College, Covenant Church. 

Javan W. Reid, Jr. San Francisco Theology Seminary, Candor Church. 

H. Carson Rhyne, Jr., Presbyterian College, Mulberry Church. 

James H. Shackleford, Divinity School, U. of Chicago, Covenant 
Church. 

Charles R. Sizemore, U. of N. C. — Charlotte, Caldwell Memorial 
Church 

Thomas S. Stukes, U. of N. C. at Chapel Hill, Myers Park Church. 

Kendall B. Tarlton, Louisville Seminary, Covenant Church. 

Charles A. Van Wagner, Columbia Seminary, Selwyn Avenue Church. 

David C. Verner, Johns Hopkins University, Myers Park Church. 

W. Russell Ward, Jr., Union Seminary, Covenant Church. 

James Paxton Wray, Princeton Seminary, Sardis Church. 

CANDIDATES FOR LAY SERVICE 

Eleanor Anne Pepi, Princeton Theological Seminary, Myers Park 
Church. 



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ROLL OF CHURCHES 
All Town Addresses are North Carolina unless otherwise stated. 

Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Albemarle First Paul D. Honeycutt T. L. Andrew 

531 Ridge St. P. O. Box 520 
Albemarle, N. C. 28001 Albemarle, N. C. 28001 

Albemarle Road Clyde M. Bingman Jerry B. Holladay 

122 Stillwell Oaks 1600 Marl wood Circle 

Charlotte 28212 Charlotte, N. C. 28212 

Altan Odus Doster William L. Floyd 

Route 4 Route 1 

Monroe 28110 Monroe 28110 

Amay James Melvin Murriel Richard Mitchell 

2510 Sherrill Ave. 9040 Feldbank Drive 

Charlotte 28208 Charlotte 28208 

Amity T. H. Donaldson Frank C. Maske 

5514 Grafton PI. Box 741-F, Route 1 

Charlotte, N. C. 28212 Charlotte, N. C. 28212 

Avondale Charles A. Spratt C. K. Smith 

1607 Dilworth Road, W500 Hollis Road 

Charlotte, N. C. 28203 Charlotte 28209 

Badin A. C. Gardner D. A. Beck 

Box 883 Box 746 

Badin 28009 Badin 28009 

Banks D. E. Fultz F. Parks Stephenson, Jr. 

Route 2 Route 2. Box 309 

Fort Mill, S. C. 29715 Fort Mill, S. C. 29715 

Belk, W. H C. M. Snyder S. J. Crane 

3838 Allwood Drive 6411 Nations Ford Road 

Charlotte 28210 Charlotte 28210 

Benton Heights J. Earl Williams Pressley Hinson 

404 Lydia Street 1314 Concord Avenue 

Monroe 28110 Monroe 28110 

Bethany Paul Whitley Roy Snipes 

Route 5 Route 5 

Monroe 28110 Monroe 28110 

Bethel J. Wilson Knox Joe R. Washam 

Route 2, Box 208 RFD #2, 

Huntersville 28078 Huntersville, N.C. 28078 

Bethlehem Buford A. Price Donald H. Price 

Rt. 7, Box 380 Route 1 

Monroe 28110 Indian Trail 28079 

^Beulah A.W.Collins Ralph Rorie 

Route 1 Route 3 

Monroe, N. C. 28110 Pageland, S. C. 29728 

l^JBiseoe Daniel J. McCaskill William A. Lewis, Jr. 

\ Box 176 Biscoe 27209 
Biscoe 27209 

Caldwell Memorial ...A. W. Porter J. V. Andrews, Jr. 

2412 E. 5th St. 809 Hartness Ave. 

Charlotte, N. C. 28204 Charlotte, N.' C. 28211 

^Camden J. Boyce Baker, Jr. Miss Ethel Hildreth 

1317 Shannon Drive Route 3 

Wadesboro 28170 Wadesboro 28170 

Cameronian Colon McDonald Mrs. Louise Thrower 

34 Asington Street Box 645 

Rockingham 28379 Rockingham 28379 



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MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Churches Clerk of Session 

Camp Greene N. J. Owens 

2509 Toddville Rd. 
Charlotte 28214 

Candor Jack Gathings 

P O. Box 54 
Candor 27229 

Carmel Charles A. Dewey, Jr. 

2324 Flintwood Lane 
Charlotte 28211 

Central Steele Creek. S. Crowell Capps 

Rt. 1, Box 218 
Pineville, N. C. 28134 

Charlotte First B. N. Andrews, Jr. 

4027 Abingdon Road 
Charlotte, N C. 28211 

Clanton Memorial Allen W. Estridge, Jr. 

911 YorkmontRd. 
Charlotte 28210 

Commonwealth Wilburn B. Brown 

1424 Briar Creek Rd. 
Charlotte 28205 

Cooks Memorial Paul Thompson, Jr. 

322 McClure Circle 
Charlotte 28214 

Cornelius Joe V. Boone 

Box 68 
Cornelius 28031 

Covenant John C. Bradley 

3413 Steward Place 
Charlotte, N. C. 28211 

East Morris Plyler 

817 Jerilyn Drive 
Charlotte 28212 

Eastminster R. E. McCoy 

3324 Washburn Ave. 
Charlotte 28205 

Ellerbe First Willie Scott McRae 

Box 117 
Ellerbe 28338 

First Union Robert F. Ritchie 

3200 Oakwood Drive 
Charlotte 28213 

Forest Hill J. Wilson Stewart 

5054 Baylor Dr. 
Charlotte 28209 

Hamlet Robert P. Clark, Jr. 

106 Locust Street 
Hamlet 28345 

Hawley Memorial Mr. E. F. Billingsley 

Box 4 
Polkton 28135 

Hickory Grove Mrs. R. L. Wright 

7500 Hickory Grove- 
Newell Rd. 
Charlotte 28212 

Hopewell William E. Moss 

Rt. 3, Box 470 
Huntersville 28078 



Treasurer 

W. E. Carter 

6624 Pawnee Drive 

Charlotte 28214 

Mrs. Javan Reid 
P. O. Box 635 
Candor 27229 

James R. Chanaberry 
4601 Town & Country Dr. 
Charlotte 28211 

C. F. Blackwelder 
Route 2, Box 1138-D 
Charlotte 28210 

Herbert H. Browne, Jr. 
910 Harvard Place 
Charlotte, N. C. 28207 

C. H. Gill 

3408 Oak Tree Trail 

Charlotte 28210 

Ted Black 

2040 Kimway Dr. 

Matthews, N. C. 28105 

Robert M. Penninger 
187 Gum Branch Rd. 
Charlotte 28214 

Marvin Bradford 
Cornelius 28031 

Cecil W. Davis, Jr. 
2014 Dartmouth Place 
Charlotte 28207 

James F. Elam 

1120 Burtonwood Circle 

Charlotte 28212 

William F. Haake 
1125 Princeton Avenue 
Charlotte 28207 
A. M. Carter 
Route 2 
Ellerbe 28338 

T. R. Summerville 
5001 Allen Road, E. 
Charlotte, N. C. 28213 

Charles E. Alford 
6937 Old Forge Dr. 
Charlotte, N. C. 28211 

Henry S. Proctor 
Route 2, Box 269-AB 
Hamlet 28345 

Mrs. E. F. Billingsley 
Box 4 
Polkton 28135 

Don McNiel 

3343 Donovan Place 

Charlotte, N. C. 28205 

Darwin G. Moore 
Route 3 
Huntersville 28078 



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Churches Clerk of Session 

Huntersville J. E. Pait 

Box 1 
Huntersville 28078 

Indian Hill J. W. Morgan 

RFD #2 

Stanfield, N. C. 28163 

Indian Trail Robert M. Moore 

5700 Old Monroe Rd. 
Matthews 28105 

Johnston Memorial George M. Coonrod 

200 Bunny Friend Rd. 
Charlotte, N. C. 28213 

, Ja& Park John D. Williams 

^ RFD #1 

Monroe, N. C. 28110 

Locust M. E. Smith 

Box 147 

Locust, N. C. 28097 

Macedonia Paul O'Quinn 

Rt. 1, Box 184 
Biscoe 27209 

Mallard Creek Harry S. Kirk 

Route 10, Box 491 
Charlotte 28213 

Marks Creek C. O. McRae 

Route 1, Box 10 
Hamlet 28345 

Marshville Dr. C. A. Bolt 

P. O. Box 368 
Marshville 28103 

Marston A. W. McKay 

Route 1, Box 40 
Marston, 28363 

Matthews J. W. Russell 

P. O. Box 234 
Matthews 28105 

McGee John O. Sides 

336 Fielding Rd. 
Charlotte, N. C. 28214 

McLean Ralph D. Lovin 

Route 1 
Ellerbe 28338 

McQuay John R. Litaker 

6601 Elmwood Circle 
Charlotte, N. C. 28214 

Memorial James A. Johnston 

Rt. 5, Box 1029-B 
Charlotte 28208 

Monroe First D. B. Gettys 

1408 Griffith Rd. 
Monroe 28110 

L^-Morven John N. Wall 

Rt. 1, Box 113 
Morven 28119 

Mt. Carmel Lee Mclnnis 

Route 1, Box 221 
EUerbe 28338 



Treasurer 

Alexander Barnette 
Rt 3, Box 26 
Huntersville 28078 

Lewis Lambert 

RFD #2 

Stanfield, N. C. 28163 

Joe Moser 

Route 2 

Matthews, N. C. 28105 

I. V. Shaffer 

3407 Benard Avenue 

Charlotte 28206 

Charles E. Williams 

Route 1 

Monroe, N. C. 28110 

Robert C. Wilson 
Rt. 1, Box 366 
Midland, N. C. 28107 

Daniel J. McCaskill 
Route 1, Box 38 
Candor 27229 

Mrs. Mack Oehler 
Route 7, Box 677 
Charlotte 28213 

H. C. McRae 
Route 1, Box 9 
Hamlet 28345 

G. O. Perkins 
Box 301 
Marshville 28103 

Mrs. B. H. Beacham 
Route 1 
Marston 28363 

D. R. Cofer 
Bubbling Well Road 
Matthews 28105 

J. Ross Kistler 
1125 James St. 
Charlotte 28214 
Mrs. J. D. McLean 
Route 1 
Ellerbe 28338 
Frank M. Felker, Jr. 
3712 Rogers Street 
Charlotte 28208 

Dean Auten 
Route 5, Box 1047 
Charlotte 28208 

John A. Crook, Jr. 
Box 425 
Monroe 28110 

V. L. Wall, Jr. 
Route 1, Box 113 
Morven 28119 

Joe Comer 
Box 86 
Ellerbe 28338 



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Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Mt. Gilead A. L. McAulay J. E. Poe 

P. O. Box 278 Box 55 

Mt. Gilead 27306 Mt. Gilead 27306 

Mulberry Frank L. Marshall Wilson Haney 

5412 Tuckaseegee Rd. 2617 Moores Park Drive 

Charlotte 28208 Charlotte 28214 

Myers Park Ruf us K. Allison Mark P. Johnson, Jr. 

P. O. Box 1249 409 Cherokee Road 

Charlotte, N. C. 28201 Charlotte, N. C. 28207 

Newell D. E. Beckwith W. D. Poteat 

Rt. 10, Box 579 P. O. Box 21 

Charlotte 28213 Newell 28126 

New Salem Oscar L. Efird C. C. Moore 

Route 2 Route 2 

Marsh ville 28103 Marshville 28103 

Norman D.T.Warner John R. Gallimore 

Norman, N. C. 28367 Norman, N. C. 28367 

Norwood Glendale S. Thompson J. P. Hatley 

Box 121 Box 311 

Norwood 28128 Norwood 28128 

Oakboro E. P. Stewart Mrs. Edith L. McLendon 

Box 272 Box 428 

Oakboro 28129 Oakboro 28129 

Pageland Sammy Snipes Mrs. George A. Douglas 

Route 2 Box 224 

Pageland, S. C. 29728 Pageland, S. C. 29728 

Park Avenue James W. Terry Miss Louise Dobbins 

121 Woodland Rd. 614 Roberdell Road 

Rockingham 28379 Rockingham 28379 

Paw Creek F. E. Michael A. G. Davenport 

Route 6, Box 580-C 248 Mellwood Drive 

Charlotte, N. C. 28208 Charlotte 28214 

Pee Dee C. W. Ussery Mrs. C. W. Ussery 

Route 3 Route 3 

Mt. Gilead 27306 Mt. Gilead 27306 

Philadelphia Ray H. Waltman Ray J. Hough 

Route 3, Route 1 

Matthews 28105 Midland, N. C. 28107 

Pineville Reid Rogers Robert Henry 

3016 Spring Valley 522 Main St. 

Road Pineville 28134 
Charlotte 28210 

Plaza Joel E. Stegall, Jr. James A. Wade 

3201 Airlie St. 2017 Margate Ave. 

Charlotte 28205 Charlotte 28205 

Pleasant Hill Sam A. Winget Jack Caldwell 

Rt. 3 Route 1 

Charlotte, N. C. 28210 Pineville 28134 

Providence John C. Reid, Jr. Richard A. Hudson, Jr. 

4750 Addison Drive Route 3 

Charlotte, N. C. 28211 Waxhaw 28173 

Raman Otis C. Gray J.W.Brown 

Route 2 Route 1 

Huntersville 28078 Huntersville, N. C. 28078 



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Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Rehoboth F. A. Gordon Miss Hope Sims 

Box 274 Route 1 

Waxhaw 28173 Waxhaw 28173 

Ridgecrest Grover S. Furr Mrs. Nettie Almond 

Route 3 Rt. 1 

Albemarle 28001 Stanfield, N. C. 28163 

Robinson B. W. Faires S.L.Wallace 

Route 8, Box 277 Route 8, Box 278-A 

Charlotte, N. C. 28212 Charlotte 28205 

Rockingham R. C. McLean W. N. Watkins, Sr. 

Box 612 Rockingham Road 

Rockingham 28379 Rockingham 28379 

Rourk Alfred B. Smith Ralph G. Terry 

RFD 1 Elder Street 

Ellerbe 28338 Rockingham 28379 

St. Andrews S. J. Dutton, Jr. G. E. Schmid 

1630 Geneva Court 324 McDonald Avenue 

Charlotte, N. C. 28209 Charlotte 28203 

St. Giles Robert Roush Mrs. Isabel Baker 

5638 Londonderry Rd. 2027 Emerywood Drive 

Charlotte 28210 Charlotte 28210 

St. John A. Perry Read Tommy L. Griggs 

3241 Brixton Court 5520 Kerry Lane 

Charlotte 28205 Charlotte 28205 

St. Paul Edd W. DeArmon, Jr. S. H. Long, Jr. 

1015 Habersham Dr. 2504 Laburnum Avenue 

Charlotte, N. C. 28209 Charlotte 28205 

Salem Lawrence Phillips Mrs. Eddie Lee Sikes 

Route 1 Route 1 

Mt. Croghan, S. C. Pageland, S. C. 29728 

Sardis Kent T. Patterson C. B. Baird, Sr. 

6701 E. Independence 5700 Sardis Road 

Charlotte 28212 Charlotte 28211 

Seigle Avenue Roy L. Gardner Michael E. Gheesling 

5021 Milford Road Box 740X, Route 1 

Charlotte, N. C 28210 Charlotte, N. C. 28212 

Selwyn Avenue William L. Felts L. B. Holt 

327 Ridgewood Ave 3825 Flowerfield Rd. 

Charlotte 28209 Charlotte, N. C. 28210 

Sharon Richard E. Heaven W.T.Stanford 

3300 Cornish PI. 3100 Sharon View Rd. 

Charlotte 28210 Charlotte, N. C. 28210 

Siler Harold E. Plyler W. Patterson Keels 

P. O. Box 164 Route 6 

Indian Trail 28079 Monroe 28110 

Six Mile Creek 

Smallwood F. M. Jones Mrs. Hazel I. Harper 

1727 Vantage Place 2624 Roslyn Avenue 

Charlotte, N. C. 28214 Charlotte, N. C. 28208 

South Try on James McGill Miss Jannelle M. Drayton 

Ludlow Drive 3109 Cricketeer Drive 

Charlotte, N. C. 28208 Charlotte 28214 



16 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Star J. F. Allen J. G. Britt, Jr. 

Box 8 Star 27356 
Biscoe 27209 

Steele Creek Harold P. Garrison Lee G. Sanburg 

Route 4, Box 468 Route 4, Box 471-D 

Charlotte, N. C. 28208 Charlotte 28208 

Stephenson James C. Simpson, Jr. Will R. Kimbrell 

Route 1, Box 660 Route 1 

Indian Trail 28079 Indian Trail, N. C. 28079 

Sugaw Creek Miss Mable Todd Thomas E. Hough 

4412 Rolling Hills Dr. 6335 Barcliff Dr. 

Charlotte 28213 Charlotte 28212 

Third Hal V. Owens R. \7. Moore 

1914 Sandhurst Drive 6034 Idlebrook Road 

Charlotte, N. C. 28205 Charlotte, N. C. L«212 

Thomasboro George M. McCall B. H. Lonr 

5034 Thrift Road 252 W. Lap te Drive 

Charlotte, N. C. 28208 Charlotte, C. 28208 

Trinity John C. McDonald, Jr. Robert T. J ^hnson, Jr. 

3131 Providence Rd. 2528 Shei wood Avenue 

Charlotte, N. C. 28211 Charlotte, N. C. 28207 

Troy S. H. McCall, Jr. P. A. Holt 

Box 666 330 N. Russell Street 

Troy, N, C. 27371 Troy, N. U. 27371 

Turner C. H. Biggers George W. Simpson 

RFD #5 RFD5 

Monroe 28110 Monroe 28110 

Unionville E. J. Braswell Mrs. E. J. Braswell 

Route 2, Box 106 Route 2, Box 106 

Monroe 28110 Monroe 28110 

Wadesboro James D. Burch W. L. Wildermuth 

304 East View St. 216 S. Rutherford St. 

Wadesboro 28170 Wadesboro, N. C. 28170 

Walkersville Robert L. McCain Hazel Norwood 

Route 2 Box 46 

Waxhaw 28173 Waxhaw 28173 

Waxhaw J.L.Knox Robert Davis 

Box 34 Route 4 

Waxhaw 28173 Waxhaw 28173 

Westminster Philip R. Hedrick G. Guy Wallace 

2810 Wintergreen Dr. 627 Mayview Drive 

Charlotte 28211 Charlotte, N. C. 28205 

Westover Hills Lake Richey Mrs. George Anderson 

4214 Waterbury Dr. 5726 Londonderry Road 

Charlotte 28209 Charlotte 28210 

Williams Memorial ...H. G. Stancil Don P. Brown 

Route 11, Box 605 Route 9, Box 402 

Charlotte 28213 Charlotte, 28213 

Wilmore W. Paul Costner H. F. Porter 

1715 S. Tryon St. 701 Montford Drive 

Charlotte 28203 Charlotte 28209 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 17 

■ 

Called Meeting Of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery 

November 19, 1968 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg met pursuant to a Call in 
the Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North 
Carolina at 2:00 P.M. on November 19, 1968. Presbytery was 
called to order by the Moderator, Randolph Norton, and 
Leonard W. Topping led in prayer. The Stated Clerk declared 
a quorum present. 

David C. Kennedy was asked to serve as Clerk Pro-Tern. 
The Moderator appointed G. E. Dixon as Chairman of the 
Committee on Attendance. 

Enrollment: The following Teaching and Ruling Elders 
were enrolled: 

Ministers: J. A. Beard, Harry H. Bryan, James A. Cannon, Eugene 
L. Daniel, Jr., G. E. Dixon, James E. Fogartie, Robert F. Henry, Jr., 
David C. Kennedy, Russell W. Kerr, J. Cecil Lawrence, T. W. MacLean, 
Carl S. Miller, W. D. Morton, M. B. Prince, Jr., R. H. Ramey, Jr., Robert 
W. Rayburn, Glenn B. Robinson, Freidrich Schilling, Jr., Horace Stoessel, 
E. L. Stoffel, A. Leslie Thompson, Paul P. Thrower, Marshall E. Tobias, 
Jr., Franklin Toole, Jr., Leonard W. Topping, Robert Turner, Carl T. 
Uzzell, J. H. J. Vernon, Eldon D. Wadsworth, J. E. Wayland, Jr., David 
E. Wilkinson, Francis M. Womack. 

Ruling Elders: R. T. Howard, Amity; C. M. Snyder, W. H. Belk; R. F. 
Stokes, Charlotte-First; Robert F. Ritchie, First Union; Hamer Leach, 
Hickory Grove; C. R. McAuly, Hopewell; T. J. Cooper, Johnston Me- 
morial; R. L. Smith, Locust; Eugene R. Yandell, Matthews; Fred Brown, 
Philadelphia; Gene A. Cathey, Sardis; Richard M. Foard, Selwyn 
Avenue; R. H. Gray, Thomasboro; A. T. Russell, Troy; H. D. McLaugh- 
lin, Waxhaw; H. F. Porter, Wilmore. 

Ministers Excused: John H. McVay, Edward C. Wilson, 
and Fred P. Holder. 

Ruling Elder Excused: Robert P. Clark, Jr., Hamlet First. 

The Call for the meeting was read and found in order as 
follows: At the request of a sufficient number of Ministers 
and Ruling Elders, I hereby call Mecklenburg Presbytery to 
meet on Tuesday, November 19, 1968, at 2:00 P.M. in the 
Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, for the 
purpose of acting upon the request of the Presbytery's Com- 
mittee on Church Extension to authorize the Trustees of 
Presbytery to transfer Deed to property to the Park Avenue 
Presbyterian Church, Rockingham, on which the Church and 
Manse are located. 



18 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The following Resolution was presented to Presbytery and 
was adopted: 

Resolution of Mecklenburg Presbytery of 
the Presbyterian Church in the United States 

WHEREAS, The Church and Manse of the Park Avenue Presby- 
terian Church, Rockingham, North Carolina, are located on Lots 1 
through 6, Block "G" of Knob Hill Park, according to a plat recorded 
in Plat Book No. 3, page 217, Richmond County Registry; and 

WHEREAS, the Trustees of Mecklenburg Presbytery hold legal title 
to Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, Block "G" of Knob Hill Park, under deeds recorded 
in Book 295, page 135 and 136, of the Richmond County Registry; and 

WHEREAS, some question exists with respect to the legal title of 
Lots 5 and 6, Block "G" of Knob Hill Park, title to which was also con- 
veyed to the Trustees of Mecklenburg Presbytery by deed recorded in 
Book 295, page 196, of the Richmond County Registry, there being some 
doubt and ambiguity with respect to the deed of William H. Abernathy 
et al, Trustees of Mecklenburg Presbytery, recorded in Book 370, page 
436, of the Richmond County Registry by which the Trustees of Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery, pursuant to authorization of Presbytery, undertook 
to convey title to Lots 5 and 6 to the Trustees of the Park Avenue 
Presbyterian Church; and 

WHEREAS, the Church Extension Committee has recommended 
conveyance of Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, Block "G" of Knob Hill Park to the 
Trustees of the Park Avenue Presbyterian Church and the inclusion in 
said deed of Lots 5 and 6, Block "G" of Knob Hill Park, in order to 
confirm the title of Park Avenue Presbyterian Church with respect to 
said lots; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Trustees of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery are authorized and directed to execute a deed 
or deeds conveying Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, Block "G" of Knob Hill Park, 
according to plat recorded in Book of Plats No. 3 on page 217 of the 
Richmond County Public Registry to the Trustees of the Park Avenue 
Presbyterian Church, subject to the lien of any deed of trust or other 
encumbrances outstanding with respect to any of said property. 

The Minutes were read and adopted. Upon motion to ad- 
journ, Russell M. Kerr led in the closing prayer. 

David C. Kennedy J. Cecil Lawrence 

Clerk Pro-Tern Stated Clerk 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 19 

The Two Hundred Sixty-Second 

Stated Meeting of 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Charlotte, N. C. 
January 28, 1969 

The Presbytery met on this date in the Albemarle Road 
Presbyterian Church and was called to order by the Moderator, 
Ruling Elder Randolph Norton. It was constituted with prayer 
by the Moderator. The hymn, "I Greet Thee Who My Sure 
Redeemer Art" was sung. 

The Stated Clerk declared a quorum present. Assisting 
clerks were Thomas C. Bryan and Miss Annette Bullard. 

The Moderator addressed the Court on the subject, "Some 
Observations." 

Ruling Elders attending Presbytery for the first time 
were recognized and welcomed as were visitors. 

The Court proceeded to the election of a Moderator. 
Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., Moderator-in-Nomination, was unani- 
mously elected and received the gavel from Retiring Moderator 
Norton. 

The report of the Committee on Arrangements was made 
by the host pastor, Fred P. Turner. In connection with this 
report, Mr. Turner outlined the history of the host Church, 
its type of architecture, characteristics of the building, prog- 
ress of the church financially and its program as it seeks to 
minister to the Community. 

Three pages — Jackie Lucas, Steve Holladay and Tommy 
Miller — Boy Scouts were introduced. 

Mr. Turner presented the Docket which was amended and 
adopted. 

THE DOCKET 

1. Convening of Presbytery by Moderator Randolph Norton 

2. Enrollment 

3. Election of Moderator — Reverend Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., Moderator 
Nominee 

4. Report of Committee on Arrangements by Host Pastor, Reverend 
Fred P. Turner 

5. Appointment of Standing Committees 
1. Bills and Overtures 



20 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

2. Attendance 

3. Resolutions 

6. Communications 

7. Lunch 12:30-1:30 P.M.— Special Order 

Recesses around 10:30 A.M. & 3:30 P.M. (at the discretion of the 
Moderator) 

8. Report on St. Andrews Campaign (12:15-12:30 — Special Order) 

9. Report of Executive and Permanent Committees 

1. Presbytery's Council — Reverend J. S. Russell, Jr. 

2. Commission on the Minister and His Work — Dr. Frank H. Caldwell 

3. Survey — Reverend John W. Bolton 

4. Sessional Records — Reverend Thomas C. Bryan 

5. Nominations Committee — Reverend Henry S. Robinson 

6. Christian Education — Reverend Francis Womack 

7. Evangelism Committee — Reverend E. O. Byrd, Jr. 

10. Reports of Special Committees 

1. Amendments to the Book of Church Order — Reverend Warner Hall 

2. Realignment of Synod — Reverend David B. Jenkins 

3. The March — Reverend Fred C. Holder 

4. Mission Possible — Reverend A. Leslie Thompson (12:10-12:15 — 
Special Order) 

11. Examination and Reception of Ministers 

12. Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

13. Report of Treasurer 

14. Presentation of Statistical Report to General Assembly 

15. Reports of Standing Committees 

16. Nomination of Moderator (First order after lunch) 

17. Election of Commissioners to General Assembly (second order after 
lunch) 

18. Unfinished Business 

19. New Business 

20. Place of next meeting — Amity Presbyterian Church 

21. Reading and adoption of Minutes 

22. Adjournment with Apostolic Benediction 

The following Standing Committees were appointed: 

Bills and Overtures: Randolph Norton, Fred C. Holder, David B. 
Jenkins, Robert S. Owens, Jr., Angus Shaw. 

Judiciary: Eugene P. Poe, Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, Horace H. Hilton, 

Earl Arthurs. 

Attendance: A. Leslie Thompson, J. Arthur Beard, Robert J. James, 
John C. Bradley. 

Resolutions: Martin Waters, W. D. Clark, J. R. Kennedy, Jr. 

THE ROLL 

Enrollment: The following were present or enrolled during the meet- 
ing of Presbytery: 

Ministers: Francis O. Alston, Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, Dwight L. 
Barker, James P. Barksdale, Jr., J. Arthur Beard, James N. Biggers, 
John W. Bolton, Richard C. Brand, Jr., Leonard H. Bullock, Harry H. 



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MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 21 

Bryan, Thomas C. Bryan, Edwin 0. Byrd, Jr., Frank H. Caldwell, James 
A. Cannon, Oliver W. Carmichael, John A. Carriker, M. A. Cochrane, Jr., 
Walter D. Clark, Edward B. Cooper, Kenneth P. Craig, Eugene L. Daniel, 
Jr., J. Brett Fenwick, Tracy V. Fisher, James E. Fogartie, Leighton Ford, 
L. F. Griffie, Warner L. Hall, John M. Handley, Fred J. Harmon, Vaughn 
Earl Hartsell, A. Rudolph Hendricks, Robert F. Henry, Jr., Horace H. 
Hilton, Jr., Fred C. Holder, Paul A. Home, Q. N. Huneycutt, S. M. 
Hutchinson, Robert J. James, W. H. Jarrett, David B. Jenkins, Frank S. 
Jones, David C. Kennedy, J. Renwick Kennedy, Jr., Russell M. Kerr, 
Charles E. S. Kraemer, W. D. Kuenzli, J. Cecil Lawrence, John A. Luddy, 
Jr., J. C. Laughlin, James S. Mann, Frank B. Mayes, Jr., J. R. McAlpine, 
III, Angus G. Mclnnis, John H. McVay, Carl S. Miller, Zane M. Moore, 
W. D. Morton, Bob E. Murdock, Charles M. Murray, Robert S. Owens, Jr., 
F. B. O'Shields, Jr., H. Louis Patrick, D. L. Paulson, E. P. Poe, M. B. 
Prince, Jr., R. H. Ramey, Jr., Robert W. Rayburn, Glenn B. Robinson, 
Henry S. Robinson, J. S. Russell, Jr., Friedrich Schilling, Jr., H. Howard 
Smith, John E. Smylie, Horace E. Stoessel, E. Lee Stoffel, J. W. Stork, 

A. Leslie Thompson, Ernest T. Thompson, Jr., Paul P. Thrower, Marshall 
E. Tobias, Jr., Franklin Toole, Jr., Leonard W. Topping, Fred P. Turner, 
Robert Turner, J. H. J. Vernon, Eldon D. Wadsworth, J. E. Wayland, Sr., 
Roy F. Whitley, David E. Wilkinson, T. Duke Williams, Edward C. 
Wilson, Francis M. Womack, Jr., Robert S. Woodson, J. Daniel Zeluff. 

Ministers Excused: M. B. Prince, Jr. (excused at Noon), Thomas W. 
MacLean, William A. Stewart, Jr., David G. Boyce, Carl Uzzell, Roscoe 

B. Fisher, A. Merrell Keith, G. E. Dixon, W. G. Workman, J. E. Wayland, 
Jr. 

Ministers Unexcused: None 

Ruling Elders: Forrest Gardner, Albemarle First; B. L. Lucas, 

Albemarle Road; Albert Lowery, Altan; Belton Horsley, ^mav James; 
Boyd Eubanks, Amity; J. W. Lipscomb, Jr., Avondale; W. E. Steen, 
Badin; R. M. Hinson, W. H. Belk; J. Earl Williams, Benton Heights; 
Paul Whitly, Bethany; Hugh Harper, Bethlehem; D. J. McCaskill, Biscoe; 
E. W. Flowers, Caldwell Memorial; Roland M. Smith, Camp Greene;; 
Robert E. Mason, Jr., Carmel; Philip Benfield, Central Steele Creek; 
Robert Stokes, Charlotte First; Mrs. Harvey B. Hunter, Clanton Me- 
morial; George E. Midgett, Commonwealth; Eugene K. Summey, Cook's 
Memorial; Roy W. Robinson, John C. Bradley, Elbert Todd, Covenant; 
D. R. McAskill, Ellerbe; J. M. Altman, Eastminster; Robert F. Ritchie, 
First Union; Duncan S. MacRae, Jr., Forest Hill; S. B. McGuirt, Hamlet 
First; Harry Lowder, Hickory Grove; Angus R. Shaw, Jr., Hopewell; 
H. E. Whitener, Huntersville; J. W. Marzan, Indian Hill; Bruce Stinson, 
Indian Trail; George M. Coonrod, Johnston Memorial; Malcolm Love, 
Locust; Paul O'Quinn, Macedonia; D. L. McDonald, Marks Creek; J. W. 
Russell, Matthews; M. M. Hill, McLean: Lee Mclnnis, Mt. Carmel; 
Decatur Jones, Mt. Gilead; Frank L. Marshall, Mulberry; B. B. Prophet, 
Newell; Thomas A. Wilson, Norwood; Grover Lambert, Oakb^ro: J. M. 
Raborn, Mallard Creek; George Bryson, Marshville; E. Ross Cathey, 
McGee; C. R. Cloud, McQuay; James Johnston, Memorial; M. B. Honey- 
cutt, Monroe First; Earl Arthurs, K. Martin Waters, Jr., Dr. John L. 
Ranson, Jr., Myers Park; Sammy Snipes, Pageland; W. C. Wicker, Park 
Avenue; J. H. McCord, Paw Creek; Zebulon Morris, Philadelphia; Reid 
Rogers, Pineville; Joel E. Stegall, Jr., Plaza; T. LaFontine Odom, 
Pleasant Hill; C. Ray Mackey, Providence; Fred Washam, Ramah; 
Ondie Efird, Ridgecrest; James Duiin, Robinson; Russell Bennett, Jr., 
Pockingham First; Alfred Smith, Rourk; C. Cochran, St. Andrews; 
David Whitley, St. Giles; Jerry King, St. John; John Rosser, St. Paul; 
Paul E. Miller, Sardis; George B. Michie, Jr., Seigle Avenue: Art 
Jones, Selwyn Avenue; Edwin H. Shoaf, Sharon; Francis M. Jones, 
Smallwood; Robert L. Stilwell, Steele Creek; D. L, Kimbrell, Stephenson; 
R. L. Cochrane, Jr., Sugaw Creek; H. V. Owens, Charlotte Third; Charles 

C. Crowther, Thomasboro; Wade Mobley, Troy; Parks McCorkle, Turner; 
Jack E. Tesh, Unionville; David Parker, Wadesboro First; W, C, Massey, 



22 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Waxhaw; Edmund B. Clark, Jr., Westminster; Ira E. Verble, Westover 
Hills; Donald R. Gray, Williams Memorial; M. E. Alexander, Wilmore. 

Churches Excused: Salem, Mt. Gilead (excused at Noon). 

Churches Unexcused: Bethel-Cornelius, Beulah-Lee Park, Camden- 

Morven, Cameronian, Candor, East, South Tryon, Walkersville. 

Communications were presented and referred, including 
reports of Commissions which we admitted to record. 

Service of Installation for Reverend J. Renwick Kennedy, Jr. 
Locust Presbyterian Church, October 20, 1968 

The Commission met on October 20, 1968 at 8 P.M. at the Church. 
Commission members present were: Ministers: Fred C. Holder, Chair- 
man; Russell M. Kerr, David C. Kennedy, Bob E. Murdock (Alternate 
Minister) and Donald C. Nance. Ruling Elders: George 0. Stovall, Joe 
Clontz and Ray H. Waltman. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Reverend 
David C. Kennedy. Ray H. Waltman was elected Secretary of the Com- 
mission. The Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The service was opened with singing, 
prayer, and Scripture reading. Reverend David C. Kennedy read the 
Scripture and Joe Clontz had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Reverend David C. Kennedy on the 
topic, "The Risk of Right Praying." 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the Pres- 
bytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the Installation 
Service. 

The Chairman propounded the constitutional questions to the Minis- 
ter, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman then pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions to the Locust Congregation, and 
these were answered in the affirmative. The Members of the Commis- 
sion then gave the new Pastor the right hand of fellowship. The Chair- 
man then declared that Reverend J. Renwick Kennedy, Jr. had been reg- 
ularly elected, and installed as Pastor of the Locust Presbyterian Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Reverend Russell M. Kerr. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Reverend Donald C. 
Nance. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Reverend Fred C. Holder. 

Ray H. Waltman, Secretary 

Service of Installation for Reverend Friedrich Schilling, Jr. 
Providence Presbyterian Church, October 20, 1968 

The Commission met on October 20, 1968 at 10:30 A.M. at the 
Church. Commission members present were: Ministers: Edward C. Wil- 
son, Chairman; Francis B. Mayes, Jr.; Walter D. Clark and Dr. Julian 
Lake. Ruling Elders: Randolph Norton, John R. McKee, James Blakeney, 
and James M. Teal. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Reverend 
Edward C. Wilson. John R. McKee was elected Secretary of the Com- 
mission. The Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The service was opened with singing, prayer 
and Scripture reading. Reverend Walter D. Clark read the Scripture 
and had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Dr. Julian Lake on the topic, "I Build 
My Church." 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 23 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the Pres- 
bytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the Installation 
Service. 

The Chairman propounded the constitutional questions to the Minis- 
ter and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman then pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions to the Providence Congregation, 
and these were answered in the affirmative. The Members of the Com- 
mission then gave the new Pastor the right hand of fellowship. The 
Chairman then declared that Reverend Friedrich Schilling, Jr. had been 
regularly elected, and installed as Pastor of the Providence Presbyterian 
Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Randolph Norton. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Reverend Francis 
B. Mayes, Jr. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Reverend Francis B. Mayes, Jr. 

John R. McKee, Secretary 

Report of Commission to Ordain and Install Richard Clyde Brand, Jr. 
as Assistant Pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church, November 17, 1968 

The Commission met on November 17, 1968, at 7:20 P.M., at the 
church. 

Commission members Present Were: Ministers: Dr. Warner L. Hall, 
Chairman; Dr. H. Louis Patrick; Rev. Francis B. Mayes, Jr. Ruling 
Elders: John C. McDonald, Jr.; H. H. Everett; C. W. Gilchrist. Others 
present: Rev. W. H. Terry. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. W. H. 
Terry. Dr. H. Louis Patrick was elected Secretary of the Commission. 
The Commission recessed for the ordination and installation service. 

The Chairman presided. The service was opened with singing, prayer 
and Scripture reading. Mr. C. W. Gilchrist read the Scripture and Dr. 
Warner L. Hall had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Rev. H. Louis Patrick on the topic 
"The Impossible Mission." 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the Pres- 
bytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the ordination 
and installation ordinance. 

The Chairman propounded the constitutional questions to the Can- 
didate and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the constitutional questions to the Trinity Congre- 
gation, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Candidate then 
kneeled and was set apart to the holy office of the Gospel Ministry with 
prayer and the laying on of hands. He then rose and the Members of 
the Commission gave him the right hand of fellowship. The Chairman 
then declared that Richard Clyde Brand, Jr. had been regularly elected, 
ordained, and installed as Assistant Pastor of the Trinity Presbyterian 
Church. 

A Charge to the Assistant Pastor was delivered by Rev. William H. 
Terry. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Dr. Warner L. Hall. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Assistant Pastor pronounced 
the benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Rev. Richard Clyde Brand, Jr. 

H. Louis Patrick, Secretary 



24 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Reichardt Taylor, missionary to Brazil, and John Hesley, 
Director of Dilworth Community Ministries, Inc. were intro- 
duced. 

The report of Presbytery's Council was presented by the 
Chairman Pro-Tern, J. S. Russell, Jr. This was received and all 
except its third recommendation was adopted. 

A substitute motion for the third recommendation, which 
was that the Court vote on the question of Church Union with 
the Reformed Church of America, prevailed. The substitute 
was that the vote on Union be taken as the third order after 
lunch, instead of at an adjourned meeting on February 25. 

REPORT OF PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Since the last meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery, the old Council 
has met twice and the new Council twice. This has been a time of con- 
siderable change and adjustment for the Council as it saw three of its 
members including the chairman rotate off at a crucial time, carrying 
with them valuable experience from the first year of a reconstructed 
Council's operation. This, coupled with the departure of the Rev. James 
Stuart, its newly appointed chairman, from the presbytery in December, 
has seriously affected the work of Council at a busy, transitional time. 

The Council expresses deep appreciation to each departing member 
and especially to the Rev. Fred C. Holder for his devoted leadership 
as chairman this past year. The Council welcomes its three fine new 
members and awaits a replacement for Mr. Stuart as a member of the 
Council in the class of 1969 and the appointment of a new chairman. 
During this interim period, the Rev. Shepherd Russell has been elected 
by the Council as Chairman Pro Tern. The election of a vice-chairman of 
the Council has been postponed until after the naming of a chairman 
by the presbytery. 

Council was instructed by presbytery to review and reconsider the 
action of presbytery in the matter of only three stated meetings and one 
called meeting a year. Council has asked the Committee on Restructure 
to bring a recommendation concerning this to the April meeting of 
presbytery. After a discussion of the procedure at presbytery meetings, 
the Council confirmed a policy that when printed reports are in hand, 
only the recommendations be read. Council commended the Examination 
Committee for its procedure of handling most of the examination before 
presbytery meetings and recommended to this committee that its meet- 
ings for this purpose be open meetings for anyone in presbytery who 
wished to hear the examination. Also, Council has asked each committee 
to set regular time and place for its stated meetings, such times and 
places to be recorded for the knowledge of anyone who might desire to 
meet with a committee. This information to date is as follows: Commis- 
sion on the Minister and His Work — First Thursday each month; Church 
Extension Committee — Second Wednesday each month; Christian Edu- 
cation — January 14, April 1, October 7, 1969; Committee on Homes — 
March 24, and September 22. 

The Property and Insurance Committee of the Council continues to 
survey presbytery's properties. Properties owned by the Nevin and Allen 
Hills Churches have been deeded to the presbytery and the committee 
has been instructed to help with their sale, the proceeds (less expenses) 
from which will be turned over to the Building Committee of the First 
Union Presbyterian Church. The Property and Insurance Committee is 
presently involved in the sale of property formerly used by the Albe- 
marle Road Church, proceeds from which have already been designated 
by presbytery to pay off its commitment to the Pineville Church. 

The report of the Committee on the Chaplain and His Work was 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 25 

adopted by Council. Both David Wilkinson and Robert Henry are to be 
designateed "Chaplain" (with the approval of presbytery) with Mr. 
Wilkinson responsible for the overall administration of the Chaplain's 
program. Chaplain Henry's office is to be located in the Central Treas- 
urer's Office. His direct area of responsibility will be Charlotte Memorial 
Hospital, Charlotte Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Charlotte Eye, Ear, 
Nose and Throat Hospital. He will provide emergency coverage for both 
Presbyterian and Mercy Hospitals during vacations, sickness, and days 
off for Chaplain Wilkinson. Both Chaplains were commended for their 
faithful service during the past year. 

Minutes of Mecklenburg Presbytery — Volume 9, Numbers 3 & 4 be 
approved as printed report. 

Report of the Christian Education Committee received as infor- 
mation. 

Report of the Church Extension Committee was heard. A recom- 
mendation that capital funds be raised for the purpose of building and 
property, part of these funds to be used as endowed funds for the pur- 
chase of additional properties as needed in an urban culture, for new 
church sites, for the development of the University of N. C. at Charlotte 
property, for loans to struggling new churches, and for new types of 
ministry for people outside the local churches in areas outside of Meck- 
lenburg County, for shopping center ministries, and for recreational 
ministries as the one at Lake Norman, was referred to the Budget and 
Finance Committee with recommendation to be made to the Council 
within six months. 

A second recommendation that steps be taken to form the 'Westside 
Five" into an "Area Strategy Group" to meet immediately with John 
Robert Smith and Neill Leach of ACTS and others from the National 
Board, representatives of the Church Extension Committee, and the 
Council's Task Force to plan concrete steps which can be taken at once 
to aid these churches in their struggle to provide a Christian ministry 
in their area, prompted the Council to request the Chairman of the 
Church Extension Committee and the Task Force to meet in an effort to 
implement this recommendation. 

The Council expressed its appreciation to Mrs. John Carriker for 
the supervision she has given Mecklenburg House at Montreat and in- 
structed its Chairman Pro-Tern to convey its thanks to Mr. Henderson 
Belk for this facility. 

The docket for the January 1969 meeting of Presbytery was pre- 
pared and approved. The Budget and Finance Committee, of which the 
Pev. John McVay was appointed chairman to replace Mr. James G. 
Stuart, has been tireless in its efforts to prepare a budget for presbytery. 
The report of the Central Treasurer for the year 1968 was received as in- 
fomation by the Council, and this report will be printed in Presbytery's 
Minutes. 

The Council makes the following recommendations to the presbytery: 

1. The presbytery concur in Council's approval of the Church Ex- 
tension Committee's request that the Charlotte Religious Minis- 
tries form itself into an interdenominational foundation with the 
added responsibility of soliciting funds other than those contrib- 
uted by the denominations themselves, these funds to be used for 
a ministry aimed at people who are not necessarily members of 
these denominations and to be used for program and leadership. 

2. That the full report of the Restructure Committee be postponed 
until the April meeting of Presbytery. 

3. That Mecklenburg Presbytery change its call of The Rev. Robert 
F. Henry, Jr. from "Associate Chaplain" to "Chaplain". 

4. That a Centennial Committee be appointed by the Moderator for 
the purpose of developing plans for the appropriate observance 
of Mecklenburg Presbytery's Centennial in 1969. The following 



26 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

were appointed to this Committee: Rev. Russell M. Kerr, Chair- 
man, Rev. Marcus B. Prince, Jr., Mrs. R. S. Abernethy, Mrs. R. E. 
McDowell, Dr. Legette Blythe, and Dr. Norris Preyer. 

5. That Presbytery inform its committees that any significant 
alterations in their budgets must be approved by the Council. 

6. That the Benevolence Budget of Mecklenburg Presbytery for 
1969 be adopted. 

7. That the Business Fund Budget of Mecklenburg Presbytery for 
1969 be adopted. 

J. S. Russell, Jr. 
Chairman Pro-Tern 

The Budgets were presented. It was amended to provide 
$880.00 instead of $600.00 as sustentation for the Park Ave- 
nue Church. All other recommendations were adopted. 

BUDGETED BENEVOLENCES— BUDGET 1969 
MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Budgeted : 

A. Evangelism Committee: 
Projected Program: 

Festival of Faith $ 500.00 

Educational Programs 500.00 

Church Projects 200.00 

Committee Operating Expenses 50.00 

Total Budget $ 1,250.00 

Sources of Income: 

Balance Brought Forward $ 461.00 

Presbytery's Budgeted Benevolences 789.00 $ 789.00 

Total $ 1,250.00 

B. Ministerial Education: 
Projected Program: 

Grants in Aid to Students $ 1,800.00 

"Under Care" 
Committee Operating Expenses 500.00 

Total Budget $ 2,300.00 

Sources of Income: 

Balance Brought Forward 184.44 

Alexander Fund (Est.) 300.00 

Presbytery's Budgeted Benevolences 1,815.56 $ 1,815.56 

Total $ 2,300.00 

C. Commission on the Minister and His Work: 
Projected Program: 

Committee Operating Expenses $ 680.00 

Discretionary Fund (Used to meet 

emergency situations in which Minister 

members of Presbytery have dire need 

of financial help. This fund is for "the 

honor of religion") $ 2,000.00 

Total Budget $ 2,680.00 

Sources of Income: 

Balance Brought Forward $ 1,422.25 

Presbytery's Budgeted Benevolences 1,257.75 $ 1,257.75 

Total $ 2,680.00 

D. Chapel Hill Sanctuary Fund $ 3,000.00 

E. World Missions 

Committee Operating Expenses $ 250.00 $ 250.00 



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F. Presbytery's Council: 
Projected Program: 

1. The Mecklenburg Presbyterian $ 5,000.00 

(3 issues) 

2. Chaplain's Program 

a. David E. Wilkinson 

Salary $ 7,200.00 

Travel & Misc. 2,000.00 

House allowance 2,000.00 

Total $11,200.00 

(Presbyterian Hospital pays: 
80% or $8,960.00) 

Presbytery pays 20% or $ 2,240.00 

(Hospital provides office space — 

Presbytery pays MAF & Hospitalization) 

M. A. F. 1,344.00 

Hospitalization 314.25 

Total Presbytery $ 3,898.25 

b. Robert F. Henry, Jr. 

On Salary $ 4,400.00 

M. A. F. 1,008.00 

Hospitalization 314.25 



Total $ 5,722.25 

(Banks Presbyterian Church pays $4,000 
on salary and provides Manse) 

c. Secretary 

Salary $ 4,200.00 

(Hospital pays %; and 
Presbytery pays V2). 

Presbytery's part of salary $ 2,100.00 

Presbytery's part of Social Security 100.80 

Total $ 2,200.80 

d. Miscellaneous Expense _ $ 1,000.00 

e. Office Furniture — Henry, Chaplains __ 300.00 

3. Insurance, Taxes & Repairs $ 3,000.00 

4. Deficit in Business Fund 5,000.00 

Total Council Budget $ 26,121.30 

Sources of Income: 

Presbytery's Budgeted Benevolences $ 26,121.30 

G. Church Extension: 
Projected Program: 
1. Sustentation : 

W. H. Belk $ 1,700.00 

Albemarle Road 5,000.00 

Memorial 6,000.00 

South Tryon 4,600.00 

Smallwood 3,600.00 

East 9,000.00 

Seigle Avenue 8,200.00 

Travel (W. A. Stewart, Jr.) $ 1,200 

Counselor (if secured) 1,000 

Sustentation 6,000 

Amay James 4,000.00 

Park Avenue — Rockingham 880.00 

Lee Park — Beulah 

Stephenson— Unionville 4,000.00 

Total $ 46,980.00 



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2. Property Repairs: 

Insurance, taxes, Committee 

operating expenses $ 10,000.00 

3. Inner City: 

Double Oaks Nursery, Inc. 5,000.00 

Dilworth Teen Center 1,500.00 

Inter-Church Action 9,500.00 

Total $ 16,000.00 

4. Property Payments: 
Indian Trail Property 

Principal $ 10,690.00 

Interest 641.40 

Total $ 11,331.40 

Albemarle, N. C. Property 

Principal $ 3,500.00 

Interest 420.00 

Total $ 3,920.00 

Total Property Payments $ 15,251.40 

5. Obligation to Pineville Church $ 10,000.00 

($10,000 per year for 3 years) 

Total Church Extension Budget $ 97,951.40 

Sources of Income 

Balance Brought Forward $ 11,417.65 

Boyd Memorial Fund 2,000.00 

Presbytery's Budgeted Benevolences $ 84,533.75 $ 84,533.75 

Total $ 97,951.40 

H. Christian Education Budget:* 

Projected Program: 

Camp Stewart Budget _ $ 35,362.02 

Adult /Leadership Sub-Committee 6,550.00 

Home & Family Sub-Committee 675.00 

Children's Work Sub-Committee 600.00 

Youth Work Sub-Committee 1,400.00 

Presbyterian Guidance Program '00/0 

Other Budget Items 1,050.00 

Architect for Camp Stewart 5,000.00 

Total Christian Education Budget $ 50,837.02 

Sources of Income: 

Balance Brought Forward $ 14,652.61 

Registration Fees 7,000.00 

Presbytery's Budgeted Benevolences 29,184.41 $ 29,184.41 

* — For detailed figures see Appendix A. below 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION BUDGET— 1969 
Adult/Leadership : 

Charlotte Area Leadership School $ 1,500.00 

Charlotte 3-Division Workshops 1,500.00 

Union County Leadership School 500.00 

Stanly-Montgomery Leadership School 500.00 

Richmond-Anson Leadershio School 500.00 

Inter-Personal Relations Labs (4 Scholarships) 300.00 

Scholarships for CLC (20) 1,500.00 

Books & materials for above people 50.00 

Expenses for Adult Consultants 100.00 

Postage & Transportation 100.00 

Total $ 6,550.00 



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Home & Family 

Scholarship to CLC (H & F Division) $ 75.00 

Ministers & Wives Retreat 150.00 

Local Church Training 150.00 

Division Workshop 100.00 

Sub-Committee Training 75.00 

Postage & Office Supplies 50.00 

Committee Expense 75.00 

Total $ 675.00 

Children's Work: 

Scholarships $ 150.00 

Special Studies Workshop 300.00 

Travel for Consultants 100.00 

Mailing Publicity 50.00 

Total $ 600.00 

Youth Work: 

Weekend Hangouts (2) $ 300.00 

Summer Programs 300.00 

Committee Training & Retreat 150.00 

Rallies 200.00 

Scholarships 150.00 

Experimental Work 300.00 

Total $ 1,400.00 

Presbyterian Guidance Program: 

Vocational Workshop $ 150.00 

Committee Expense 50.00 

Total $ 200.00 

Others : 

Men's Work $ 400.00 

Travel for Committees 250.00 

DCE Office Expense 200.00 

Continuing Education for DCE 200.00 

Total $ 1,050.00 

Architect for Camp Stewart $ 5,000.00 

CAMP STEWART BUDGET— 1969 

Administrative : 

Director's Salary $ 7,000.00 

M. A. F. 1,224.00 

Book Allowance 300.00 

Hospitalization 495.02 

Professional Expenses 300.00 

Director's Travel 800.00 

Staff Travel 60.00 

Caretaker's Salary 3,900.00 

Secretary (Part time) 1,500.00 

Summer Assistant 1,000.00 

Life Guards 1,340.00 

Counselors 450.00 

Total $ 18,369.02 

Operations: 

Publicity $ 750.00 

Postage 140.00 

Power 1,950.00 

Heat 2,600.00 



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Telephone 500.00 

IBM Contract 38.00 

Manse payment 1,464.00 

Garbage Collection 386.00 

Food Money 150.00 

Truck Rental 25.00 

Camper Insurance 125.00 

Property Insurance 1,000.00 

Bus Insurance 100.00 

Total $ 9,228.00 

Maintenance : 

Plumbing $ 800.00 

Tractor & Bus Repairs 500.00 

Labor 300.00 

Pool Repairs 600.00 

Building Repairs 500.00 

Electrical Repairs 150.00 

Road Repairs 300.00 

Pest Extermination 25.00 

Manse Repairs 100.00 

Equipment Repairs 150.00 

Sewage Repairs 700.00 

Gasoline & Oil 150.00 

Air-Conditioning Kitchen 500.00 

Total $ 4,775.00 

Supplies & Equipment: 

Office Supplies $ 700.00 

General Equipment 550.00 

Pool Supplies 1,000.00 

First Aid Supplies 25.00 

Recreation Equipment 30.00 

Arts & Crafts Equipment 25.00 

Paper Products 175.00 

Janitor Supplies 185.00 

Tools 100.00 

Total $ 2,790.00 

Miscellaneous : 

Petty Cash $ 200.00 

TOTAL CAMP STEWART $ 35,362.02 



SUMMARY OF BUDGETED BENEVOLENCES— 1969 

A. Evangelism $ 789.00 

B. Ministerial Education 1,815.56 

C. Commission on Minister & His Work 1,257.75 

D. Chapel Hill Sanctuary Fund 3,000.00 

E. World Missions 250.00 

F. Presbytery's Council 26,121.30 

G. Church Extension 84,813.75 

H. Christian Education 29,184.41 

TOTAL $147,231.77 



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MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY BUSINESS FUND BUDGET— 1969 

A. Office of Executive Secretary-Stated Clerk: 

1. Executive Secretary-Stated Clerk: 

a. Salary $ 8,400.00 

b. House Allowance 2,100.00 

c. Travel Allowance 1,800.00 

d. Utilities 1,000.00 

e. M. A. F. 1,596.00 

f. Hospitalization 314.25 

2. Secretarial Help: 

a. Salary 5,400.00 

b. Social Security 259.20 

c. Hospitalization 135.00 

Substitute Secretary 600.00 

3. Stewardship Program 500.00 

4. Discretionary Fund 1,000.00 

5. Postage materials 1,800.00 

6. Phone 600.00 

7. Equipment 772.49 

8. Presbytery's Council Operating Expenses 2,000.00 

Total Expenses $ 28,276.94 

B. General Presbytery Expenses: 

1. Synod Assessment $ 16,579.10 

2. General Assembly Assessment 11,009.70 

3. Expenses of Hosting Presbytery 400.00 

4. Printing, & mailing Minutes of Presbytery 2,750.00 

5. Miscellaneous 300.00 

6. Travel for Special Commissions 600.00 

Total Expenses $ 31,638.80 

C. Office of the Central Treasurer: 

1. Salaries: 

a. Baird: 

Salary $ 1,800.00 

Social Security 86.40 

b. Walsh: 

Salary 4,400.00 

Social Security 211.20 

Hospitalization 125.09 

2. Rent 1,056.00 

3. Phone 240.00 

4. Postage, supplies & miscellaneous 350.00 

Total Central Treasurer $ 8,268.69 

GRAND TOTAL BUSINESS FUND BUDGET $ 68,184.43 

Sources of Incomee: 

Business Fund Assessment at $1.70 times 

36,700 members yields $ 62,390.00 

Presbytery's Budgeted Benevolences $ 5,000.00 

$67,390.00 

The Court took recess for 15 minutes. 

The report of the Committee on Survey was presented by 
John W. Bolton. Mr. Bolton addressed the Court on the value 
of the Survey to the local church. The report was received as 
information, and the recommendations were adopted. 



32 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

1 — The approval of this report. 

2 — That those churches not responding to the questionnaire be con- 
tacted by Presbytery's Permanent Committee on Survey and avail them- 
selves to the Committee for presentation and consultation of Survey's 
benefits. 

3 — That those churches not presently enrolled in the Every Family 
Plan of Presbyterian Survey be contacted by Presbytery's Permanent 
Committee on Survey to make time available to the Permanent Com- 
mittee for presentation and consultation about Survey's benefits. 

4 — That the Presbytery's Permanent Committee on Survey be re- 
quested to report back to Presbytery the success of these efforts to 
promote the Every Family Plan of Presbyterian Survey in Mecklenburg 
Presbytery. 

The report of the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work was presented by the Chairman, Frank H. Caldwell. It 
was adopted and the Clerk was authorized to make additions 
to and/or corrections to Part B. 

THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

Part I 

The following minutes of the Commission are submitted to the 
Presbytery for admission to the record: 

1. The Commission met at the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, 
N. C, on Nov. 14, 1968, at 2 p.m. Chairman Tom MacLean opened the 
meeting with prayer. Others present were Teaching Elders Francis 
Alston, Eugene Poe, Russell Kerr and Ruling Elder Horace McCall. 

The call of the Alton-Bethany churches for the ministerial services 
of the Rev. John Franklin Foy was approved. The call of the 
Westover Hills Church for the ministerial services of the Rev. Carl S. 
Miller as interim supply was approved. The request of the Rev. James 
A. Sewell for dissolution of the pastoral relationship between himself 
and the Norwood Church was granted, the congregation concurring. 

2. The Commission met at the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, 
N. C. on December 12, 1968, at 2 p.m. With Chairman Tom MacLean 
presiding, the meeting was opened with prayer by the Rev. E. Lee 
Stoffel. Other Commission members in attendance were: Ruling Elders 
Horace McCall and Jones Y. Pharr and Teaching Elders Russell M. Kerr, 
Eugene P. Poe, Rudolph Hendricks, Francis Alston and J. Cecil Lawrence 
(in an advisory capacity). 

The Rev. Neill C. Leach, a member of Norfolk Presbytery and a 
representative of the newly-formed interdenominational body, the Asso- 
ciation for Christian Training and Service, presented in person his 
request for membership in Mecklenburg Presbytery and discussed at 
length the nature of his work. A motion was carried that Mr. Leach 
be recommended to Presbytery for membership at its January 28, 1969 
meeting. 

The Rev. James G. Stuart presented in person his request that the 
Commission dissolve the pastoral relationship existing between himself 
and the Sardis Church in order that he might accept a call to the First 
Presbyterian Church of Gastonia, Kings Mountain Presbytery. The 
request was granted, the Sardis Church indicating by letter its concur- 
rence, and the Stated Clerk of Mecklenburg Presbytery was instructed 
to send a letter of dismissal for Mr. Stuart, accompanied by a letter of 
appreciation for his services in Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

The request of the Rev. W. B. McSwain for dissolution of the pas- 
toral relationship existing between himself and the Walkersville Church, 
effective Dec. 10, 1968, was granted, the church concurring, and a letter 
of dismissal was ordered sent by the Stated Clerk of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery to the Presbytery of Concord in order that Mr. McSwain 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 33 



might accept the call of the Kirkwood Church of that Presbytery. 

The following: moderators-pro-tem were appointed: For the Norwood 
Church, the Rev. Brett Fenwick; for the Waikersville Church, the Rev. 
Merrell Keith. 

3. The Commission met at the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, 
N. C, on Jan. 7, 1969, at 2 p.m. Chairman Frank H. Caldwell opened 
the meeting with prayer. Other Commission members present were: 
Ruling Elder Edmund 0. Kenion, and Teaching Elders Francis 0. Alston, 
Russell M. Kerr, Eugene P. Poe, and E. Lee Stoffel. 

The Commission elected the Rev. Eugene P. Poe as Vice Chairman 
and the Rev. E. Lee Stoffel as Secretary, and set the first Thursday of 
each month, 2 p.m., as the time for stated meetings. 

The following requests for dissolution of pastoral relations, the 
respective congregations concurring, were granted: The Rev. James 0. 
Pitts, Clanton Memorial, with letter of dismissal to Transylvania Pres- 
bytery; the Rev. William K. Leach, Newell, with letter of dismissal to 
Kings Mountain Presbytery; and the Rev. Paul H. Felker, Mulberry, 
with letter of dismissal to Concord Presbytery. 

Appointments to serve as moderators-pro-tem were made as follows: 
for the Newell Church, the Rev. Carl T. Uzzell; for the Mulberry Church, 
the Rev. Robert James; for the Sardis Church, the Rev. Fred Holder. 

The Commission received, and herewith reports to presbytery, a 
letter from Chaplain David G. Boyce, narrating a year of ministry as 
Assistant Staff Chaplain, Fort Belvoir, Va., for eight months, and for 
the remainder of the year at the U.S. Chaplain School, Fort Hamilton, 
N. Y. His report contains gratifying evidence of fruitful evangelistic and 
counselling work among the military. Also, the Commission received a 
letter from Chaplain Fred R. McAlister, Jr., who served with the Third 
Marine Regiment in Vietnam, involving a variety of religious ministries 
to the forces in Vietnam. After a period of leave following his service 
abroad, he was assigned to the U. S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, 
Md., as Senior Protestant Chaplain. 

A third chaplain, Leland A. Richardson, reports vividly on his work 
in the midst of the "Tet Offensive" in Vietnam. He has now returned to 
this country, and has been stationed at Fort Benning since last June, 
and has extended his active duty status for another year from January 
1969. From their reports, it is evident that these Chaplains are fulfilling 
fruitful ministries in the armed forces. 

Part II 

A. The following calls for ministers who have been approved for 
calls to the respective churches have been reviewed and found in order: 

1. The call of the Alton-Bethany Churches for the services of the 
Rev. John Frank Foy, of the Presbytery of Charleston. Terms of the 
call are: Salary, $5,700; a manse; $600 car allowance; 10% annuity; S400 
for utilities plus oil bill at the manse; group life and major medical 
insurance; one month's vacation. 

2. The call of the Bethlehem Church for the services of the Rev. 
Robert S. Maclin, III, of the Presbytery of North Alabama. Terms of 
the call are: Salary, $6,000; $600 car allowance; 10 % annuity; one 
month's vacation; full moving cost. 

B. The Commission received the requests of the following churches 
to change the terms of calls to their pastors: 

1. Wadesboro-First. Salary increase from $6,000 to $6,500. 

2. McQuay Memorial. Salary increase from $5,500 to $6,000. 

3. East. Salary increase from $6,000 to $6,500. 

4. Hickory Grove. Salary increase from $7,200 to $8,050. 

5. Biscoe. Salary increase from $5,500 to $6,000. Util. $400. 

6. Badin. Salary increase from $5,400 to $6,000. 



34 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

7. Commonwealth. Salary increase from $6,840 to $7,200. 

8. St. Andrews. Change in salary from $5,520 to $6,000. 

9. Turner-Siler. Change in salary from $5,500 to $6,000, increase 
in Annuity from lVz% to 10%, increase in car allowance to 
$1,200. 

10. Marshville. Change in salary from $3,915 to $4,050. 

11. New Salem. Salary increase from $1,750 to $1,950. 

12. Johnston Memorial. Salary increase from $5,600 to $6,100. 

13. Central Steele Creek. Increase in salary to $7,500. 

14. South Tryon. Increase in salary to $6,000. 

15. Hamlet-First. Salary increased to $6,300, car allowance to be 
increased to $700, utilities $500. 

16. Paw Creek, Increase in car allowance to $2,000. 

17. St. Giles. Increase in salary to $10,000. 

18. St. John. Increase in car allowance from $1,000 to $1,400. 

19. W. H. Belk. Change in salary from $5,400 to $6,000.. 

20. Hopewell. Salary increase from $5,800 to $6,500, manse furnish- 
ing allowance $500. 

21. Plaza. Increase in salary from $9,000 to $9,300. 

22. McLean-Rourk. A salary increase of $500. 

23. Troy. Change in salary from $5,500 to $6,000. 

24. Mallard Creek. Change in salary from $6,600 to $7,400. 

25. Locust. Increase in utilities to $270. 

26. Matthews. Change in salary from $5,670 to $6,000, car allowance 
$600, utilities-telephone. 

27. Pageland. Increase in salary $400, car allowance increase $200. 

28. Salem. Increase in salary $200, car allowance $100. 

29. Indian Trail. Increase in salary to minister $500, Minister's An- 
nuity 7V2% plus $100, car allowance $600, and other allowances. 

30. Avondale. Increase in salary from $9,000 to $9,500. 

31. Sugaw Creek. Increase in salary $500. 

32. Sardis. Change in salary of Associate from $7,500 to $8,700, 
increase in car allowance from $600 to $1,200. 

33. Albemarle-First. Change in salary from $8,160 to $8,500. 

34. Robinson. Change in salary from $6,000 to $6,300. 

35. Oakboro. Change in salary from $1,140 to $1,200. 

36. Ridgecrest. Increase in salary from $4,400 to $4,800. 

37. Selwyn Avenue. Change in Senior Minister salary from $8,700 
to $9,200. Change in Associate Minister salary from $5,500 to 
$6,000; increase in car allowance from $500 to $600. 

38. Thomasboro. Change in salary from $8,000 to $8,500. 

39. Forest Hill. Change in salary from $7,400 to $8,000. 

40. Third. Increase in salary from $7,000 to $7,500. 

41. McGee. Increase in salary from $5,500 to $6,000. 

42. Park Avenue. Change in salary from $5,200 to $6,000. 

43. Director of Camp Stewart. $300 Book Allowance (Christian 
Education Committee). 

C. RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the call of the Alton-Bethany Churches for the services of 
the Rev. John Frank Foy be found in order and presented to him upon 
his reception into the Presbytery. 



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2. That the call of the Bethlehem Church for the services of the 
Rev. Robert S. Maclin, III be found in order and presented to him upon 
his reception into the Presbytery. 

3. That the request of the Rev. Neill C. Leach for membership in 
Mecklenburg Presbytery be found in order and that he be admitted to 
examination and reception. 

4. That the letters of transfer from their respective Presbyteries 
be found in order and that the following ministers be admitted to exami- 
nation for admission into the Presbytery: The Rev. John Frank Foy, of 
the Presbytery of Charleston; the Rev. Robert S. Maclin, III of the 
Presbytery of North Alabama, and the Rev. Neill C. Leach of the Pres- 
bytery of Norfolk. 

5. That the changes in the terms of the calls of churches listed above 
for their respective ministers be granted. 

6. That the proposed "Plan For Pastoral Changes," as attached to 
this report, be referred by Presbytery to a Special Committee (not to 
include members of this Commission) for study and report to the April 
meeting of Presbytery. (Appointed by Moderator Thomas W. MacLean, 
Chairman, French B. O'Shields, Robert J. James, Horace McCall (Troy), 
and Earl Arthurs (Myers Park). 

The calls for the pastoral services of the Bethlehem 
Church for Robert S. Maclin, III from the Presbytery of North 
Alabama and of the Bethany and Altan Churches for the ser- 
vices of John Frank Foy from the Presbytery of Charleston 
were found in order, and the motion prevailed that they be 
examined for admission into the Presbytery. 

The Certificate of Dismissal for Neill C. Leach from Nor- 
folk Presbytery was found in order. Mr. Leach is seeking 
membership in the Presbytery because of the nature of his 
work as Consultant for the Association of Christian Training 
and Service (ACTS) for the Piedmont Region. Motion pre- 
vailed that he be examined for membership. 

The report of the Nominating Committee was presented 
by Henry S. Robinson and adopted. 

Chairman of Presbytery's Council: Rev. John M. Handley, Class of 
1969, to fill the unexpired term of Rev. James G. Stuart, moved from 
Presbytery. 

Annuities and Relief: Rev. Marcus B. Prince, Jr., Class of 1971, to 
serve as Chairman and fill the unexpired term of Rev. William K. Leach, 
moved from Presbytery. Mr. Thomas H. Donaldson (Amity) Class of 
1969 to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Burnell S. McGirt, resigned. 

Committee on Examinations: Mr. Thomas C. Ruff (Selwyn Avenue), 
Class of 1971, to fill the unexpired term of Mr. John C. Ashcraft, re- 
signed; Rev. Vaughn Earl Hartsell, Class of 1969, to fill the unexpired 
term of Rev. John H. McVay, resigned. 

Chairman of Women's Work Committee: Rev. J. Arthur Beard, Class 
of 1969, to fill the unexpired term of Rev. James E. Sewell, moved from 
Presbytery. 

Chairman of the Christian Education Committee: Rev. Charles M. 
Murray, Class of 1969, to fill the unexpired term of Rev. Paul H. Felker, 
moved from Presbytery; Rev. Friedrich Schilling, Jr., Class of 1970, to 
fill the unexpired term of Rev. Paul H. Felker, moved from Presbytery. 

Chairman of Christian Higher Education Committee: Dr. John E. 
Smylie, Class of 1969, to fill the unexpired term of Rev. J. Daniel Zeluff, 
resigned. 



36 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Mecklenburg Core Group of the Joint Presbyterian Committer Rev. 
Wilbur D. Kuenzli, Class of 1971, to fill the unexpired term of Mrs. 
E. B. Hunter, resigned. 

Homes: Rev. Robert W. Rayburn, Class of 1970, to fill the unexpired 
term of Rev. W. B. McSwain, moved from Presbytery. 

Miss Marcia Sommers, Queens College student working 
toward a degree and majoring in Religious Education, was 
introduced and permitted to make a request for cooperation 
of the members of the Court by filling out a questionnaire, 
the results of which will be of assistance to her in preparing 
a paper. 

As a special order, A. Leslie Thompson addressed the 
Court on the coming event, Mission Possible, program of the 
General Assembly. This will bring to Charlotte several out- 
standing nationals from other countries who will speak on 
Christian missions in their countries. The dates for these 
speakers in this area are: February 21-23, 1969. 

As a second special order, the Court heard an address by 
Mr. Charles Trexler, Lay Co-Chairman of the St. Andrews 
College Forward Campaign in which he urged full partici- 
pation on the part of the churches as the attempt is being 
made to raise $5,000,000. Mr. Trexler pointed out that only 
21% had been raised. He was thanked for his address. 

The Court recessed for lunch at 12:30 P.M. 

The Court reassembled at 1 :30 P.M., joined in singing, 
"The Church's One Foundation" and was led in prayer by 
Leighton Ford. 

The first order after lunch, Presbytery nominated Fred 
C. Holder as Moderator Nominee for the Spring Meeting of 
Presbytery. 

Presbytery elected Principal and Alternate Commission- 
ers to the 1969 General Assembly as the second order after 
lunch as follows : 

Ministers 
Principals: 

J. S. Russell, Jr., First Presbyterian Church, Albemarle, N. C. 28001 
Edward B. Cooper, Pageland, South Carolina 29728 
Marshall E. Tobias, Jr., 6609 Pawnee Drive, Charlotte, N. C. 28214 
David B. Jenkins, Rockingham, N. C. 28379 
Eugene P. Poe, P. O. Box 17654, Charlotte, N. C. 28211 
Francis B. Mayes, Jr., 6100 Sardis Road, Charlotte, N. C. 28211 
Betts Huntley, 3401 Brook Road, Richmond, Virginia 23227 
J. Arthur Beard, Marshville, N. C. 28103 

Alternates 

Oliver W. Carmichael, 5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte, N. C. 28210 

William D. Morton, Waxhaw, N. C. 28173 

Tracy V. Fisher, 305 Northam, Rockingham, N. C. 28379 

H. Louis Patrick, 3115 Providence Road, Charlotte, N. C. 28211 

Paul W. Beazley, Route 8, Box 345, Charlotte, N. C. 28205 

Walter D. Clark, 804 E. 17th Street, Charlotte, N. C. 28205 



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David G. Boyce, Office of Chaplain, Fort Belvoir, Va. 22060 

M. A. Cochrane, Jr., 2015 Patton Avenue, Charlotte, N. C. 28205 

Ruling Elders 
Principals: 

G. A. Cathey, 6851 Rhonda Avenue, Charlotte, N. C. 28211 (Sardis) 
Robert F. Stokes, 1427 Cavendish Court, Charlotte, N. C. 28211 

(Charlotte-First) 
Hugh Harper, Route 7, Monroe, N. C. 28110 (Bethlehem) 
K. A. McLeod, Candor, N. C. 27229 (Candor) 
James M. Painter, 115 Chanticleer Court, Charlotte, N. C. 28214 

(Paw Creek) 
James E. McGill, Ludlow Drive, Charlotte, N. C. 28208 (South Tryon) 
D. B. Gettys, 1408 Griffith Road, Monroe, N. C. 28110 (Monroe-First) 
Albert D. Leopold, 5639 Riviere Drive, Charlotte, N. C. 28211 (Plaza) 

Alternates 

Ray L. Gardner, 5021 Milford Rd., Charlotte, N. C. 28210 (Seigle Ave.) 
John W. Baughman, 5600 Wedgewood Drive, Charlotte, N. C. 28210 

(Covenant) 
Dr. Ralph C. Reid, 523 Main Street, Pineville, N. C. 28134 (Pineville) 
Lacy S. Sellars, 617 Robmont Rd., Charlotte, N. C. 28211 (Trinity) 
James R. Nisbet, 5200 Hardison Road, Charlotte, N. C. 28211 (Carmel) 
Mrs. William Wildermuth, 216 Rutherford Street, Wadesboro, N. C. 28170 

( Wadesboro-First) 
Robert F. Ritchie, 3200 Oakwood Drive, Charlotte, N. C. 28213 

(First Union) 
F. M. Jones, 1727 Vantage Place, Charlotte, N. C. 28214 (Smallwood) 
J. E. Tesh, Route 2, Box 125, Monroe, N. C. 28110 (Unionville) 

Ruling Elder Gene A. Cathey was elected Convener of 
Commissioners to the General Assembly. 

The Court was asked if potential members of Presbytery, 
namely Robert S. Maclin, III, John Frank Foy, and Neill C. 
Leach, would be permitted to vote on the question of Union 
with the Reformed Church of America. The Moderator ruled 
that they could vote on this question after being received by 
Presbytery. Their votes were to be added to the final tallies. 
Presbytery appointed the following as Tellers. 

Ministers Elders 

Charles M. Murray T. LaFontine Odom 

David E. Wilkinson John Rosser 

Zane M. Moore M. E. Alexander 

Paul P. Thrower George B. Michie 

The Court proceeded to the business of voting on the 
Union of the Presbyterian Church, U. S. with the Reformed 
Church of America. The following time formula was agreed 
upon before presentation of the question of Union: That 10 
minutes be allowed for the first affirmative presentation, 10 
minutes for the first negative presentation, and thereafter 
5 minutes each for affirmative and negative alternately until 
the time limit of one hour was reached when all debate would 
cease and the vote taken. The question to be voted on was 
stated as follows: 

For the Presbyteries: Resolved: that the Presbytery of Mecklenburg 
give its advice and consent to full organic union with the General Synod 



38 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

of the Reformed Church in America under the proposed Plan of Union 
consisting of the Covenants of Agreement, the Form of Government of 
the Presbyterian Reformed Church in America, the Rules of Discipline 
of the Presbyterian Reformed Church in America, the Directory for the 
Worship of God and for the Work of the Church of the Presbyterian 
Reformed Church in America, together with all other documents and 
procedures incident thereto, all of which are attached to this resolution 
or by necessary implication are incident thereto, and by this reference 
are incorporated as a part thereof. 

(See Plan of Union, page 96, Item 2, under "The Formal Questions 
for Vote by the Judicatories.") 

Warner L. Hall made the first presentation for the af- 
firmative. Robert J. James replied with a short message in 
opposition. Other members asked questions of Warner L. Hall. 

Robert H. Ramey, Jr. and John H. McVay registered their 
dissent against the timing of the vote on Church union with 
the Reformed Church of America. 

There being no further debate the balloting took place by 
rising votes. The final tally: 98 in favor of Union and 60 
against. 

The report of the Committee on Sessional Records was 
presented by the Chairman, Thomas C. Bryan, and was 
adopted. 

SESSIONAL RECORDS REPORT 

1. Records presented from all churches except: Westminster, McLean, 
Marston, Star, Pee Dee, Norman, Oakboro, Hawley Memorial, Park 
Avenue, Bethel, Rehoboth, Walkersville. 

2. The following records approved with exceptions: Badin, Amay 
James, W. H. Belk, Commonwealth, Cooks Memorial, Johnston Memorial, 
Robinson, St. Paul, Mt. Carmel, New Salem, Bethany, Morven, Newell, 
Norwood, Pageland, Cameronian, Banks, Eastminster. 

3. All other records be approved without exception and the Clerks 
be commended. 

4. Churches whose records were not submitted be requested to bring 
them to the next meeting and present to the Sessional Records Com- 
mittee for examination. 

The Chairman expressed appreciation to Wilbur D. Kuen- 
zli and Oliver W. Carmichael and all others whose efficient 
work resulted in a saving of time. 

The report of the Christian Education Committee was 
reviewed by Francis M. Womack, Jr., and received as infor- 
mation. 

The report of the Committee on Evangelism was pre- 
sented by the Chairman, Edwin O. Byrd, Jr. 

French B. O'Shields addressed the Court on The Festival 
of Faith, public evangelistic services held in Freedom Park on 
Sunday evenings in the summer, and outlined certain pro- 
visions he felt imperative for success. 

The following motion prevailed: That the Festival of 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 39 

Faith be held again in 1969 and implementation of it be the 
responsibility of the Committee on Evangelism, with an appro- 
priation of $500 of its budgeted funds for promotion. 

The report of the special Committee on Amendments to 
the Book of Church Order was presented by Warner L. Hall. 
The balloting was taken by sections by standing vote. All 
Amendments were voted favorably. 

Amendment to Sec. 8-18 
to Chap. 22 
to Sec. 25-3(b) 
to Sec. 26-1 
to Chap. 31 
to Chap. 32 
to Chap. 33 

The report of the Committee on Realignment of Presby- 
teries in the Synod of North Carolina was presented by the 
Chairman, David B. Jenkins. The realignment as proposed was 
rejected and sent back for further study with this recommen- 
dation: That any future realignment of Presbyteries shall 
include Anson County in Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

The report of the Special Committee, appointed to reply 
to letters from individuals and Sessions protesting the action 
of Presbytery on May 3rd with regard to an appropriation to 
be used to entertain those in the Poor Peoples' March while in 
Charlotte, was presented by the Chairman, Fred C. Holder. 
This report was received and recommendations adopted. 

Summary of Communications: On Poor People's March 

Communications were received from individuals, groups and Sessions. 
Only those communications addressed to Presbytery or to Council are 
included. The communications addressed to Presbytery and Council were 
generally courteous and varied from strong support to vigorous objection. 

It appeared that these individuals, groups and Sessions desired to 
follow the time-honored method of dissent and/or approval as provided 
for in the Presbyterian system. The communications on file represent a 
procedure provided for in our system and confirm our practice of ex- 
pressing, in love, our convictions before our brother Christians. 

Observations: 

Presbytery has had this matter before it. It is unfortunate that 
there was no meeting from April to October in which the matter could 
have been settled. In October it was referred to a committee. These 
communications have been long with us and it is time to answer them. 

Presbytery acted in good faith on the matter out of which these 
responses grew. This is now a part of the past. Good men may disagree 
and have every right of formal and orderly dissent which right some 
have duly exercised. 

Recommendations : 

1. That Presbytery reaffirm the right of individuals and groups, 
particularly Sessions, to express orderly agreement or dissent regarding 
actions of Presbytery, and encourages responsible response to all its 
actions; 

2. That Presbytery acknowledge that sincere men will disagree; 

3. That Presbytery hear and record in its minutes the names of per- 
sons and groups who have expressed themselves in these communications 
under consideration whether agreeing or dissenting; 



40 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

4. That the Stated Clerk communicate with those named above to 
inform them that their communications were publicly registered before 
Presbytery and therefore courteously acknowledged; 

5. That the file be closed. 

Fred C. Holder, Chairman 

Warner L. Hall presented for examination and reception 
into the Presbytery: Robert S. Maclin, III, John Frank Foy, 
and Neill C. Leach. They had been examined by the Committee 
on Theology, Sacraments, Church Government and certified 
as to educational requirements and these were sustained. Each 
one gave a testimony to the Court as to personal religious 
experience and sense of call and this part of the examination 
was sustained. Upon answering satisfactorily the required 
questions for reception into Presbytery, the examination as a 
whole was sustained and the motion prevailed that these 
brethren be received into Presbytery by each signing the 
"Membership Roll of Mecklenburg Presbytery" (Book). 

A call for the pastoral services of Robert S. Maclin, III 
from the Bethlehem Church was placed in his hands and 
accepted. The terms of this call are as follows : Salary $6,000 ; 
$600 car allowance; Full 10% Ministers' Annuity, Hospitali- 
zation Insurance (including his family) ; One Month Vacation; 
Full Moving Cost. 

A call for the pastoral services of John Frank Foy from 
the Bethany and Altan Churches was placed in his hands and 
accepted. The terms of these calls are as follows: Altan: 
Salary $3,500 ; $600 car allowance ; $400 utilities ; Oil Heat at 
Manse. Bethany: Salary: $2,200; These two churches are to 
pay the full 10% M.A.F. and hospitalization insurance for 
minister and his family. Mr. Foy to receive a month's vacation 
annually. 

Presbytery appointed the following Commissions: 

1. To install Robert S. Maclin, III as Pastor of the Bethle- 
hem Presbyterian Church on Sunday, February 2, 1969 at 
7:30 P.M. 

To serve as Chairman and Propound the Constitutional Questions: 
Reverend Frank S. Jones. 

To Preach the Sermon: Reverend Robert Turner. 

To Deliver the Charge to the Pastor: Reverend J. Cecil Lawrence. 

To Deliver the Charge to the Congregation: Harvey Morrison, Jr. 

Other Members: Dan S. Davis, and J. B. Wallace. 

2. To install John Frank Foy as Pastor of the Altan and 
Bethany Presbyterian Churches on Sunday, February 16, 1969 
at 6 P.M. (Union Service to be held at Altan). 

To serve as Chairman and Propound the Constitutional Questions: 
Reverend J. Arthur Beard. 

To Preach the Sermon: Reverend Robert F. Henry, Jr. 

To Deliver the Charge to the Pastor: Donald Doster. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 41 

To Deliver the Charge to the Congregation : Reverend W. D. Morton. 
Other Members: Odus Doster, and George Bryson. 

The report of the Central Treasurer of Presbytery was 
received as information and ordered printed in the Minutes. 

MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY'S CENTRAL TREASURER 
FINANCIAL REPORT— 1968 

Paid 1968 



1. General Assembly $361,581.02 

Non-Budgeted 9,537.88 



Total $371,118.90 

2. Synod of North Carolina $247,917.88 

Non-Budgeted — Union Sem. Campaign 100.00 



Total $248,017.88 

Presbytery's Church Extension 
Receipts : 

Brought "forward 1967 $ 447.59 

Benevolences— 1968 116,437.30 

Boyd Memorial Fund 2,282.12 

Presbyterian Dev. Fund 1,388.32 

Board of National Ministries. _ 8,000.00 

From Moore Estate 1,114.70 

Insurance Refund 17.00 

Refund— Travel, Stewart 75.00 

Vacation Fund — Ministers 60.00 

Inner-Church Action — 

Designated 100.00 

Total Receipts $129,922.03 

Disbursements : 

Sustentation $ 44,000.08 

Committee Operating Expenses 5,043.55 

Charlotte Urban Ministry 2,500.00 

From Board Nat'l Ministries 4,000.00 

Neill Whitlock— Salary, etc. 7,500.00 

Double Oaks Nursery 4,000.00 

William Stewart— Travel 1,200.00 

Inner Church Action 6,500.00 

From Board Nat'l Ministries 4,000.00 

Field Representative — 6 months 4,984.15 

Payments on Land 

Indian Trail Property — Principal 1,190.00 

Interest 1,112.60 

Albemarle Property — Principal 3,500.00 

Interest 639.00 

Pineville 13,185.00 

Albemarle Road 15,000.00 

Jail Ministry — Designated contribution 150.00 



Total Disbursements $118,504.38 

Balance on Hand January 10, 1969 $ 11,417.65 

4. Presbytery's Christian Education 
Receipts: 

Brought forward 1967 $ 5,692.48 

Benevolences — 1968 28,529.29 

Registration and Rental Fees _ 6,553.63 
Leadership Sch. and 
Workshop fees 1,248.93 



42 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Refunds, Insurance, etc. 135.71 

From Savings Account 15,928.03 



Total Receipts $ 58,088.07 

Disbursements — Camp Stewart 

Rev. Paul Beazley— Salary (11% Mo.) $ 6,708.41 

Sylvester Osborne— Salary 3,312.32 

(Warfford paid $327.68 prior to 2-2-68) 

Summer Assistant 1,000.02 

Secretarial Help 263.88 

Christmas Bonuses 125.00 

Manse Payments 976.00 

(L. L. Hoover paid $488 prior to 4-3-68) 

Manse repairs 755.75 

Car allowance 722.95 

M.A.F.— Beazley (11V 2 Mo.) 958.33 

Office Social Security — Employees 209.44 

Group Insurance 495.02 

Office Supplies 537.00 

Postage 100.38 

Petty Cash 46.00 

Professional Expenses 61.25 

Moving Expenses 425.00 

Caretaker's Daughter on Education 300.00 

Registration Refunds 187.00 

Medical Expenses 15.00 

Operations 

Maintenance Assistant 96.75 

Insurance on Property 1,189.50 

Power 1,939.44 

Heat 2,592.32 

Telephone 592.40 

Counselors 828.16 

Gasoline 23.75 

Life Guards 1,280.00 

Maintenance, Etc. 

Pool Repairs and Supplies 2,538.36 

Building Repairs 723.29 

Road Repairs 500.68 

Equipment 2,695.04 

Supplies 1,008.47 

Sewage Treatment 312.65 

Dietitian's Expenses (From Registrations) 3,070.00 



Total Disbursements — Camp Stewart $ 36,589.56 

Schedule B. — Committee Expenses 

Adult Leadership $ 5,144.90 

Home and Family 221.78 

Children's Work 77.25 

Vocational Guidance — 

Youth Work 754.16 

Men's Work 425.00 

D.C.E. Office and Parking 174.81 

Committee — Travel, etc. 48.00 



Total— Schedule B $ 6,845.90 

Grand Total C.E. Committee $ 43,435.46 

Balance on Hand January 10, 1969 $ 14,652.61 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 43 

Committee on Evangelism 
Receipts : 

Brought "forward 1967 $ 830.81 

Benevolences— 1968 737.87 

Con't for Festival of Faith ___ 730.00 

Offerings— Festival of Faith__ 1,308.07 



Total Receipts $ 3,606.75 

Disbursements: 

Workshop on Evangelism $ 500.00 

Expenses— Festival of Faith 2,645.75 



Total Disbursements $ 3,145.75 

Balance on Hand January 10, 1969 $ 461.00 

Ministerial Education 
Receipts i 

Brought forward 1967 $ 72.70 

Benevolences— 1968 962.55 

From Alexander Fund 295.99 



Total Receipts $ 1,331.24 

Disbursements: 

Grants in Aid $ 1,100.00 

Students expenses to Presbytery 40.20 

Postage — Committee 6.60 



Total Disbursements $ 1,146.80 

Balance on Hand January 10, 1969 $ 184.44 

Minister and His Work 
Receipts : 

Brought forward 1967 $ 1,082.64 

Benevolences 1968 1,445.84 

From Fowler Fund 100.00 

Refund from Medical Services 140.50 
Designated — Ministers' 

Training 550.00 

Designated Gift 100.00 



Total Receipts $ 3,418.98 

Disbursements : 

Postage $ 40.00 

Telephone 47.94 

Transportation 219.52 

Meals and Lodging 154.30 

Stationery and materials — 

Discretionary Fund 859.97 

Ministers' Training 675.00 



Total Disbursements $ 1,996.73 

Balance on Hand January 10, 1969 $ 1,422.25 

8. Chapel Hill Sanctuary 

Receipts and Disbursements $ 2,895.63 

Balance on Hand January 10, 1969 None 

9. Presbytery's Council 
Receipts : 

Brought Forward 1967 $ 1,359.86 

Benevolences— 1968 14,864.97 

N. C. Tax Refund 484.12 

Fowler Fund 900.00 

Chalmers ARP for Chaplains 60.00 



44 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Designated Gifts 

Belk Foundation $ 3,000.00 

Sara B. Gambrell F'dn 1,500.00 

W. E. Price 100.00 

Christian Action Committee 1,665.00 

Rockingham 1st Church, Des. 1,178.00 



Total Receipts $ 25,111.95 

Disbursements: 

The Mecklenburg Presbyterian $ 6,038.96 

Chaplains' Program 

Dr. David Wilkinson— Salary $ 2,100.00 

Ministers' Annuity 1,050.00 

Hospitalization 254.25 

Rev. Robert Henry, Jr.— Salary 4,000.08 

Ministers' Annuity 800.00 

Hospitalization 254.25 

Chaplains' Secretary — Salary 1,879.20 

Miscellaneous Expenses 630.79 



Total Disbursements $ 17,007.53 

Designated Funds (As designated) 8,343.00 



Grand Total $ 25,350.53 

Balance on Hand January 10, 1969 ($ 138.58) 

10. Church and Manse Fund 

Receipts: (From Members) __$ 3,631.50 

Disbursements : 

First Presbyterian Church, Hamlet $ 97.00 

Third Presbyterian Church, Charlotte 1,700.00 

Memorial Presbyterian Church, Charlotte 1,784.50 

First Presbyterian Church, Rockingham __ 50.00 



Total Disbursements $ 3,631.50 

Balance on Hand January 10, 1969 None 

11. Business Fund 
Receipts : 

Office Fund 1967 $ 464.09 

Churches in Arrears 1967 5,664.40 

Refund — Safety Deposit Box 4.64 

Dividends— N.C.N.B. and 

Am. Com. 96.90 

From supper at Forest Hill __ 15.00 

Paid on materials 41.00 

Des. Moving CCL Worker ___ 150.00 

From Churches— 1968 58,578.80 



Total Receipts $ 65,014.83 

Disbursements: 

Office Executive Secretary and Stated Clerk 

Executive Secretary, Salary, allowances — $ 12,900.00 

Ministers' Annuity 1,290.00 

Hospitalization 254.25 

Office Secretary (11% months) $ 4,600.00 

Office Social Security (11% months) ___ 202.40 

Hospitalization 134.71 

Substitute Secretary 1,282.46 

Stewardship Program 559.12 

Discretionary Fund . 716.39 

Postage, equipment, materials 1,724.71 

Phone 592.27 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 45 

Presbytery Council Operating Expenses __ 1,673.92 
Stated Clerk's Meeting 55.00 



Total $ 25,985.23 

General Presbytery Expenses 

On Synod's Assessment for 1967 $ 4,258.82 

Synod's Assessment— 1968 16,299.96 

General Assembly Assessment 9,547.72 

Expenses — Hosting Presbytery 422.00 

Minutes of Mecklenburg Presbytery 2,668.82 

Presbytery Assessment Refunds 130.10 

Statistical Reports 40.20 



Total $ 33,367.62 

Office of Central Treasurer 

Treasurer's Salary $ 1,800.00 

Office Social Security 79.20 

Financial Secretary — Salary 4,200.00 

Office Social Security 184.82 

Hospitalization 95.09 

Rent for Office 1,000.08 

Phone 206.30 

Postage 133.00 

Supplies 376.13 

Furniture 1,030.14 



Total $ 9,104.76 

Grand Total— Business Fund $ 68,457.61 

Balance on Hand January 10, 1969 ($3,442.78) 

Total Receipts 1968 $912,157.76 

Total Disbursements 887,601.17 



Bal. on Hand Jan. 10, 1969 ___$ 24,556.59 

C. B. Baird 

Central Treasurer 
Mecklenburg Presbytery 

The Stated Clerk presented the Statistical Report to the 
General Assembly for 1968. 

MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY STATISTICAL SUMMARY 

Church Year— 1968 

Ruling Elders 1,262 

Deacons 1,334 

Added on Profession 914 

Other Gains 1,884 

Losses 2,308 

Communicants 36,968 

Adult Baptisms 258 

Infant Baptisms 559 

Sunday School Average Attendance 16,336 

Financial Report 

1. Assembly Causes $ 390,799 

2. Synod's Causes 257,304 

3. Presbytery's Causes 167,019 

4. Total Budgeted Benevolences 814,599 

5. Assembly's Non-Budgeted Causes . 86,968 



46 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

6. Synod's Non-Budgeted Causes 101,440 

7. Presbytery's Non-Budgeted Causes 70,079 

8. Congregational Missions 87,910 

9. Miscellaneous Contributions 72,552 

10. Total Non-Budgeted Benevolences 419,638 

11. Total To All Benevolences 1,208,143 

12. Current Expenses 2,846,696 

13. Building Fund Receipts 1,058,650 

14. Total All Contributions 5,140,378 

There being some omissions, the Stated Clerk was autho- 
rized to complete the report and forward same to the Office 
of the General Assembly. 

Standing Committee reports were : 

The report of the Bills and Overtures Committee was 
presented and adopted as follows: The Communication from 
Robinson Church regarding a certain Communion Service 
held at Montreat be forwarded to the Board of National Min- 
istries. The Communication from the Robinson Church pre- 
testing permission of alcoholic beverages in Davidson College 
Dormitories be sent to Presbytery's Trustees of Davidson 
through Robert Turner and an answer requested at the next 
meeting of Presbytery. 

The report of the Committee on Attendance was adopted, 
and it was incorporated in the enrollment. 

The report of the Committee on Resolutions was presented 
and adopted as follows: 

At its 262nd meeting, Mecklenburg Presbytery, at Albemarle Road 
Presbyterian Church, January 28th, 1968, expresses its gratitude and 
thanks to God for the witness and faith of this young and vital church. 

We have noted particularly the warm spirit in which Rev. Fred 
Turner, host pastor, has received us, the courteous parking service ren- 
dered by the men of the church, the warm reception at the door, the 
thoughtful advice of the pages, and the delicious meal prepared by the 
women of the church whose many hours of preparation, headed by Mrs. 
R. K. Emery, we greatly appreciate. 

Further, let this resolution be adopted, entered into Minutes of 
Presbytery, and a copy sent to the Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church 
of Charlotte to be read to the congregation of that church on the next 
Lord's Day. 

Respectfully submitted 

K. Martin Waters, Jr., Chairman 
J. Renwick Kennedy, Jr. 
Walter D. Clark 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 47 

NEW BUSINESS: 
Resolutions : 

RESOLUTION OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

January 28, 1969 

WHEREAS, Mecklenburg Presbytery owns a 6.786 acre tract of 
land on Derita Road adjacent to the Derita School which was acquired 
from Hawley Hunter and others by deed dated December 12, 1960, and 
recorded in Book 2213, page 311, in the Office of the Register of Deeds 
for Mecklenburg County, N. C, which property was acquired for the 
purpose of establishing a Presbyterian church on it; and 

WHEREAS, First Union Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, North 
Carolina, desires to locate its Church on such property and the Commis- 
sion of Mecklenburg Presbytery and of First Presbytery of the Associate 
Reformed Presbyterian Church, charged by Mecklenburg Presbytery 
with the responsibility of advising and approving the actions of First 
Union Presbyterian Church regarding the use of existing and future 
buildings and properties and at the appropriate time the conveyance of 
title of the Derita property, has recommended to Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery that this property be transferred to First Union Presbyterian 
Church of Charlotte, North Carolina; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Trustees of Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery are authorized and directed to convey the above- 
described 6.786 acre tract of land to the First Union Presbyterian Church 
of Charlotte, North Carolina; 

WHEREAS, First Union Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, North 
Carolina, has authorized and directed the conveyance of all of the real 
properties which it now owns to the Trustees of Mecklenburg Presbytery 
with authority to convey each and every piece of said property to such 
persons and upon such terms as directed by the Joint Commission ap- 
pointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery and First Presbytery and that the 
net proceeds realized from the disposition of all such property be paid 
to First Union Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, North Carolina, to be 
deposited in the Building Fund Account; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Trustees of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery are authorized and directed to receive title to 
said properties and to execute deeds disposing of said property when and 
as directed by the Joint Commission appointed by Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery and First Presbytery with respect to First Union Presbyterian 
Church of Charlotte, North Carolina; 

RESOLVED FURTHER that the Property and Insurance Committee 
of Presbytery Council is instructed to assist the Joint Commission in 
listing and arranging for the sale of said properties if requested to do so 
by the Joint Commission. 



48 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

RESOLUTION 

MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

January 28, 1969 

WHEREAS, the Synod of North Carolina has agreed to make a 
$21,000 4 per cent loan to Memorial Presbyterian Church, payable in 
14 years in monthly installments of $163.50, conditioned upon the repay- 
ment of said loan being guaranteed by Mecklenburg Presbytery, and 
secured by a deed of trust on the Manse property of said Church, said 
property having been conveyed to the Trustees of Memorial Presbyterian 
Church by Margaret H. Summerville and husband, G. Ross Summerville, 
by deed recorded in Book 2963, page 62, in the Office of the Register of 
Deeds for Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and 

WHEREAS, the Church Extension Committee at a meeting on 
January 22, 1969, agreed to recommend to Mecklenburg Presbytery that 
it authorize its Trustees to endorse such note on condition that Memorial 
Presbyterian Church convey title to the above-described property to the 
Trustees of Mecklenburg Presbytery, subject to the deed of trust to the 
Synod of North Carolina, such title to be held by the Trustees of Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery until the loan has been fully paid, and thereafter to 
reconvey the property to the Trustees of Memorial Presbyterian Church; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Trustees of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery are authorized and directed to endorse the note 
to the Synod of North Carolina described above upon the execution and 
delivery to them of a deed conveying title to said Manse property, to 
be held as above stated. 

The Minutes were read and approved as corrected. 

Adjournment followed prayer and the Apostolic Bene- 
diction by the Moderator, Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. 

Thomas C. Bryan Respectfully submitted, 

Permanent Clerk, Pro-Tern J. Cecil Lawrence 

Stated Clerk 

ADDENDA 

The next Stated Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery will 
be held in the Amity Presbyterian Church, 2831 North Sharon 
Amity Road, Charlotte, North Carolina on April 15, 1969. 

J. Cecil Lawrence 
Stated Clerk 



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422 


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3786 


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100 


276 


1819 


11177 


10981 


23977 



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393 



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Church 



Albemarle Road 

Benton Heights 

Charlotte First 

Covenant 

Matthews 

Carmel 

Myers Park 

Newell 

Selwyn Avenue 

Albemarle First 

Steele Creek 

Rockingham First 

Paw Creek 

Hawley Memorial 

Monroe First 

Altan 

Pineville 

Sardis 

Commonwealth 

Oakboro 

Memorial 

Central Steele Creek 

Plaza 

Trinity 

Marshville 

Waxhaw 

St. Paul 

Norman 

Troy 

Johnston Memorial 

Avondale 

Candor 

Mallard Creek 

Mulberry 

St. John 

Wilmore 

Bethany 

Bethel 

Amity 

Sharon 

Locust 

Cameronian 

McGee 

Charlotte Third 

Thomasboro 

St. Andrews 

St. Giles 

Park Avenue 

Williams Memorial 

Robinson 

Biscoe 

Pageland 

Warteshnrn 



3IVING TO ALL CAUSES IN 


1968 




Membership 


Total Giving 


Per Capita 
Giving 


Rank 


137 


$ 49,711 


$362.85 


1 


114 


28,312 


248.35 


2 


1171 


268,584 


229.36 


3 


2561 


506,944 


197.95 


4 


218 


42,923 


196.89 


5 


306 


59,275 


193.71 


6 


2743 


526,473 


191.93 


7 


208 


39,588 


190.33 


8 


767 


141,398 


184.36 


9 


602 


109,194 


181.39 


10 


1081 


187,876 


173.80 


11 


395 


66,634 


168.70 


12 


518 


85,870 


165.77 


13 


9 


1,489 


165.45 


14 


614 


100,040 


162.93 


15 


94 


15,050 


160.11 


16 


117 


18,614 


159.09 


17 


1385 


217,237 


156.85 


18 


409 


63,750 


155.87 


19 


29 


4,496 


155.05 


20 


148 


22,846 


154.37 


21 


355 


53,968 


152.02 


22 


894 


135,376 


151.43 


23 


1455 


219,785 


151.05 


24 


71 


10,658 


150.11 


25 


81 


12,150 


150.00 


26 


236 


34,182 


144.84 


27 

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3,691 


136.70 


28 


122 


16,672 


136.65 


29 


147 


19,959 


135.78 


30 


622 


82,330 


132.36 


31 


117 


15,422 


131.81 


32 


444 


57,833 


130.25 


33 


528 


67,195 


127.26 


34 


212 


26,073 


122.99 


35 


279 


34,264 


122.81 


36 


59 


7,212 


122.24 


37 


239 


29,127 


121.88 


38 


760 


92,430 


121.62 


39 


562 


68,291 


121.52 


40 


199 


23,977 


120.49 


41 


150 


18,019 


120.13 


42 


150 


18,010 


120.07 


43 


557 


66,801 


119.93 


44 


832 


99,379 


119.45 


45 


496 


58,897 


118.74 


46 


540 


63,808 


118.16 


47 


107 


12,612 


117.89 


48 


442 


52,084 


117.84 


49 


281 


32,657 


116.22 


50 


135 


15,498 


114.80 


51 


154 


17,644 


114.57 


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CONTRIBUTIONS TO BUDGETED BENEVOLENCES 

1968 



Church 


Membership 


Total Giving 

Budgeted 
Benevolences 


Per Capita 
Giving 


Rank 


Covenant 


2561 


$121,308 


$47.37 


1 


Steele Creek 


1081 


49,751 


46.02 


2 


Selwyn Avenue 


767 


33,240 


43.34 


3 


Charlotte First 


1171 


48,998 


41.84 


4 


Myers Park 


2743 


100,455 


36.62 


5 


Ellerbe 


162 


5,352 


33.04 


6 


Westminster 


859 


26,889 


31.30 


7 


Albemarle 


602 


17,224 


28.61 


8 


Avondale 


622 


17,600 


28.30 


9 


Williams Memorial 


442 


12,768 


28.29 


10 


Sugaw Creek 


964 


25,264 


26.21 


11 


Central Steele Creek 


355 


9,129 


25.72 


12 


Sard is 


1385 


34,872 


25.18 


13 


Cook's Memorial 


601 


15,013 


24.98 


14 


Mallard Creek 


444 


10,872 


24.49 


15 


Huntersville 


378 


9,040 


23.92 


16 


Carmel 


306 


7,043 


23.02 


17 


Albemarle Road 


137 


3,077 


22.46 


18 


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200 


22.30 


19 


Providence 


350 


7,737 


22.11 


20 


Turner 


94 


2,040 


21.70 


21 


Marshville 


71 


1,530 


21.55 


22 


St. Paul 


236 


4,880 


20.68 


23 


Commonwealth 


409 


8,434 


20.62 


24 


Waxhaw 


81 


1,634 


20.17 


25 


East 


201 


3,992 


19.86 


26 


Hopewell 


657 


12,803 


19.49 


27 


Pee Dee 


25 


486 


19.43 


28 


Norman 


27 


500 


18.52 


29 


Amity 


760 


13,806 


18.17 


30 


Monroe 


614 


10,852 


17.67 


31 


Plaza 


894 


15,591 


17.44 


32 


Wadesboro 


208 


3,625 


17.43 


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Memorial 


148 


2,572 


17.38 


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St. Andrews 


496 


8,550 


17.24 


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Pageland 


154 


2,646 


17.18 


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First Union 


152 


2,526 


16.62 


37 


Thomasboro 


832 


13,817 


16.61 


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Troy 


122 


2,011 


16.49 


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Indian Trail 


205 


3,346 


16.32 


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Pleasant Hill 


185 


2,993 


16.18 


41 


Johnston Memorial 


147 


2,330 


15.85 


42 


Paw Creek 


518 


7,944 


15.34 


43 


W. H. Belk 


212 


3,215 


15.17 


44 


Banks-Six Mile Creek 


79 


1,134 


14.36 


45 


Philadelphia 


744 


10,598 


14.24 


46 


Sharon 


562 


7,986 


14.21 


47 


Trinity 


1455 


20,630 


14.18 


48 


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31 


424 


13.68 


49 


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117 


1,593 


13.62 


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64 


857 


13.40 


51 


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293 

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Amity 15 

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Badin 10 

Banks-Six Mile Creek 6 

W. H. Belk 4 

Benton Heights 6 

Bethany 6 

Bethel 13 

Bethlehem 9 

Beulah 6 

Biscoe 7 

Caldwell Memorial 27 

Camden 6 

Cameronian 5 

Camp Greene 14 

Candor _ 6 

Carmel 9 

Central Steele Creek 15 

Charlotte-First 26 

Clanton Memorial 8 

Commonwealth 12 

Cook's Memorial 15 

Cornelius 10 

Covenant 61 

East 8 

Eastminster 8 

Ellerbe-First _ 6 

First Union 13 

Forest Hill 16 

Hamlet-First 23 

Hawley Memorial 1 

Hickory Grove 12 

Hopewell 16 

Huntersville 14 

Indian Hill 4 

Indian Trail 10 

Johnston Memorial 6 

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280 




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115 


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117 




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523 


409 


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52 


306 


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176 


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21 


17 


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218 


5163 


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326 


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175 




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220 


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409 


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176 


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539 


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250 


1030 


491 


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432 


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175 


2620 


1784 


1 






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95 


65 


15 


5 


13 


17 


365 


3 


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250 


661 


451 


26 


18 


27 


9 


657 


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270 


7934 


3175 


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378 




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3950 


298£ 


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58 






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248 


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16 


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205 


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126 


1372 


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147 




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1036 


837 


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INDEX 
262nd Stated Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

1. Directory of Mecklenburg Presbytery 2-6 

2. Roll of Ministers and Candidates 7-10 

3. Roll of Churches 11-16 

4. Organization of Presbytery 19 

5. Election of Moderator 19 

6. The Docket 19-20 

7. Standing Committees 20 

8. Enrollment of Presbytery 20-22 

9. Installation Services 22-23 

10. Report of Presbytery's Council 24-26 

11. Budgets for 1969 26-31 

12. Recommendations of Survey Committee 32 

13. Report of Commission on the Minister and His Work... 32-35 

14. Report of Nominations Committee 35-36 

15. Commissioners Elected to General Assembly 36-37 

16. Vote on Union With Reformed Church of America 37-38 

17. Report of Sessional Records Committee 38 

18. Amendments to Book of Church Order Information 39 

19. Summary of Special Committee — Poor People's March 39-40 

20. Reception of Ministers 40 

21. Installation Commissions Appointed 40-41 

22. Report of Central Treasurer 41-45 

23. Statistical Report Summary to General Assembly 45-46 

24. Report of Standing Committees 46 

25. New Business — Resolutions 47-48 

26. Place of Next Meeting 48 

27. Adjournment 48 



MEETINGS OF PRESBYTERY 



YEAR PLACE OF MEETING 

April, 1954 Williams Memorial Church 

July, 1954 McQuay Memorial Church 

Sept., 1954 Cook's Memorial Church 

Jan., 1955 Myers Park Church 

April, 1955 Monroe First Church 

July, 1955 Camp Stewart 

Sept., 1955 Sugaw Creek Church 

Jan., 1956 Sharon Church 

April, 1956 Bethel Church 

July, 1956 Pleasant Hill Church 

Sept., 1956 Camp Stewart 

Jan., 1957 Selwyn Avenue 

Apr., 1957 Clanton Memorial 

July, 1957 Westminster 

Sept., 1957 Plaza 

Jan., 1958 Badin Church 

April, 1958 Philadelphia Church 

July, 1958 Central Steele Creek 

Sept., 1958 Camp Stewart 

Jan., 1959 Biscoe Church 

April, 1959 Providence Church 

July, 1959 Westover Hills Church 

Sept., 1959 Paw Creek Church 

Jan., 1960 Charlotte First 

April, 1960 Amity Church 

July, 1960 Covenant Church 

Sept., 1960 Robinson Church 

Jan., 1961 Sardis Church 

April, 1961 Camp Stewart 

July, 1961 Trinity Church 

Oct., 1961 Covenant Church 

Jan., 1962 Steele Creek Church 

Apr., 1962 Hopewell Church 

July, 1962 Covenant Church 

Oct. 1962 Selwyn Avenue 

Jan. 1963 Myers Park 

April, 1963 Rockingham First 

July, 1963 Candor Church 

Oct. 1963 Westover Hills 

Jan. 1964 Wilmore Church 

April, 1964 St. Giles Church 

July, 1964 Third Church 

Oct., 1964 Mulberry Church 

Jan., 1965 Thomasboro Church 

April, 1965 Forest Hill Church 

July, 1965 Avondale Church 

Oct., 1965 Caldwell Memorial Church 

Jan., 1966 St. Giles Church 

Apr., 1966 Huntersville Church 

July, 1966 Sardis Church 

Oct., 1966 First Church, Charlotte 

Jan., 1967 Selwyn Avenue Church 

Apr., 1967 Hickory Grove Church 

July, 1967 Cook's Memorial Church 

Oct., 1967 Providence Church 

Jan., 1968 First Church, Albemarle 

April, 1968 Central Steele Creek 

Oct., 1968 First Church, Hamlet 

Jan., 1969 Albemarle Road 



MODERATOR 

Rev. H. G. Bedinger 
Elder J. B. Kuykendall, Jr. 
Rev. Warner L. Hall 

Rev. R. M. Ken- 
Rev. C. S. Miller 
Rev. S. M. Hutchison 
Elder Legette Blythe 

Rev. S. H. Zealy 
Rev. R. C. Long 
Rev. I. H. Chadwick 
Elder Joe W. McLaney 

David E. Wilkinson 
Rev. W. M. Boyce 
Rev. A. T. Taylor 
Rev. Ben F. Moore 

Rev. W. B. McSwain 
Rev. Jas. R. Cook 
Rev. Robert Turner 
Rev. J. S. Garner 

Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr. 
Rev. Stewart W. Yandle 
Rev. E. Lee Stoffel 
Elder Angus R. Shaw 

Rev. R. W. Rayburn 
Rev. W. M. Boyce, Jr. 
Rev. James E. Forgartie 
Rev. E. B. Cooper 

Rev. Ben F. Ferguson 
Elder Thomas C. Ruff 
Rev. Stuart Ritchie 
Rev. A. Clarke Dean 

Rev. G. E. Dixon 
Rev. J. E. Craig 
Rev. N. C. Kirkland 
Rev. Marcus Prince, Jr. 

Rev. Harry H. Bryan 
Rev. B. Hoyt Evans 
Rev. D. O. Mclnnis 
Rev. A. B. Montgomery 

Rev. Dwight L. Barker 
Rev. R. E. Hildebrandt 
Dr. Harvey Johnston 
Rev. E. E. Newberry 

Rev. Paul H. Felker 
Rev. John R. McAlpine III 
G. Douglas Aitken 
Rev. W. Chester Keller 

Rev. R. S. Woodson 
Rev. M. R. Williamson 
Joseph W. Grier 
Rev. E. B. Cooper 

Rev. Frank S. Jones 
Rev. T. Duke Williams 
Rev. Eugene Poe 
George Stovall 

Rev. William A. Stewart 
Rev. John M. Handley 
Randolph Norton 
Rev. Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. 






MINUTES 
of 

MECKLENBURG 
PRESBYTERY 



263rd Stated Meeting 

Amity Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

April 15, 1969 

Next Stated Meeting 

Steele Creek Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

October 21, 1969 



Volume 10 



Number 2 



MINUTES 

of 

MECKLENBURG 

PRESBYTERY 



Volume 10 Number 2 



263rd Stated Meeting 

Amity Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

April 15, 1969 



Next Stated Meeting 

Steele Creek Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

October 21, 1969 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

DIRECTORY OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

1969 
OFFICERS OF THE PRESBYTERY 

Rev. Fred C. Holder, Moderator of Spring Meeting, 2831 N. Sharon 

Amity Rd., Charlotte, N. C. 28205 
Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence, Executive Secretary and Stated Clerk 

(1969), P. O. Box 2537, Charlotte, N. C. 28201 
Mr. Calvin B. Baird, Treasurer, P. O. Box 4346, Charlotte, N. C, 

28204 

Chaplains: 

Rev. David E. Wilkinson, 200 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, N. C, 

28204 
Rev. Robert F. Henry, Jr., RFD 3, Box 213, Waxhaw, N. C. 28173 

TRUSTEES 
Davidson College — Elected for four years: 

1971— Rev. Robert Turner (2), Mr. W. F. Mulliss (Myers Park) (2) 
1972— Mr. John Belk (Caldwell) (2), Rev. Warner L. Hall (3), Mr. 
G. Donald Davidson (Covenant) (1) 

Presbytery: 

Mr. Philip R. Hedrick, Chairman, 2810 Wintergreen Drive, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28211 
1969— Mr. Philip R. Hedrick, (Westminster) 
1970— Mr. Joseph W. Grier, Jr., (Charlotte First) 
1971— Mr. Edward DeArmon, Jr., (St. Paul) 

COMMISSIONS 

The Minister and His Work 

Rev. Frank H. Caldwell, Chairman, 1402 Wachovia Bldg., Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28202 

1969— Rev. Russell M. Kerr, Rev. A. Rudolph Hendricks, Mr. 
Jones Y. Pharr (Charlotte — First) 

1970— Rev. Eugene P. Poe, Rev. E. Lee Stoffel, Mr. Russell Ben- 
nett (Rockingham — First) 

1971— Rev. Frank H. Caldwell, Rev. Francis O. Alston, Mr. Ed- 
mund O. Kenion (Candor) 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Rev. John M. Handley, Chairman, Box 313, Huntersville, N. C. 

28078 
1969— Rev. John M. Handley, Rev. J. Shepherd Russell, Jr., Mr. 

Carleton N. Whilden (Covenant) 

1970 — Rev. John H. McVay, Rev. James E. Fogartie, Mrs. William 
Wildermuth (Wadesboro — First), Thomas W. Massey, Jr., 
M.D., (Trinity) 

1971 — Rev. Robert H. Ramey, Jr., Mr. James W. Price, Harvey W. 
Johnston, M.D., (Westminster) 

Advisory Members (Non-Voting) 

Chairman of the following Commissions and Permanent 
Committees: 

Minister and His Work: Rev. Frank H. Caldwell 

Nominations: Rev. Henry S. Robinson 

Sessional Records: Rev. Thomas C. Bryan 

World Missions and Overseas Relief: Rev. Eugene L. 
Daniel, Jr. 

Annuities and Relief: Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 3 

Ministerial Education: Rev. Oliver W. Carmichael 

Committee on Examinations: Rev. Warner L. Hall 

Christian Higher Education: Dr. John E. Smylie 

Assembly's Special Causes: Rev. French B. O'Shields 

Homes: Rev. Fred J. Harmon 

Women's Work: Rev. J. Arthur Beard 

Christian Action: Mr. Randolph Norton 

Christianity and Health: James P. Alexander, M.D. 

Presbyterian Foundation: Rev. Leonard W. Topping 

Presbyterian Survey: Rev. John W. Bolton 

Campus Christian Life: Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D. 

Evangelism: Rev. E. O. Byrd, Jr. 

TRAV (Television, Radio, Audio- Visual) : Rev. Glenn B. 

Robinson 

Christian Education: Rev. Charles M. Murray 

Church Extension: Mr. Robert F. Stokes 

Moderator of Presbytery 

The Executive Secretary and Stated Clerk: Rev. J. Cecil 
Lawrence 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Nominations: 

Rev. Henry S. Robinson, Chairman, Route 5, Box 942-B, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28208 

1969— Rev. William A. Stewart, Jr., Rev. David E. Wilkinson, 
James Hemphill, M.D., (Rockingham — First) 

1970— Mr. Evan W. Holyfield (Thomasboro), Rev. Henry S. Rob- 
inson, Rev. John C. Laughlin 

1971 — Rev. Leonard W. Topping, Rev. Fred C. Holder, Mr. Gene 
A. Cathey (Sardis) 

2. Sessional Records: 

1969 — Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, Chairman, 5218 Kildare Drive, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28205 

3. World Missions and Overseas Relief: 

Rev. Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., Chairman, 2501 Oxford Place, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28207 

1969— Rev. Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., Mrs. L. E. McGinn (Caldwell 
Memorial), Mr. R. V. Liles (Wadesboro) 

1970— Rev. Robert J. James, Mrs. H. F. Porter (Wilmore), Mr. 

James H. Barnhardt (Covenant) 
1971— Rev. Paul A. Home, Mr. Donald Ross (Memorial), Mr. J. 

Patrick Miller (Thomasboro) 
1972— Dr. A. T. Trimble, Jr. (Charlotte— First) 

4. Annuities and Relief: 

Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr., Chairman, Route 11, Box 622, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28213 

1969— Mr. Thomas H. Donaldson (Amity) Mr. I. A. Jones (Selwyn 

Avenue) 
1970— Rev. David C. Kennedy, Mr. A. B. Mackey (Covenant) 
1971— Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr., Mr. Reece Thomas (Mallard Creek) 

5. Ministerial Education: 

Rev. Oliver W. Carmichael, Chairman, 5201 Sharon Road, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28210 
1969 — Rev. Oliver W. Carmichael, Rev. Eldon D. Wadsworth, Mr. 
D. B. Gettys (Monroe— First) 



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1970— Rev. Zane M. Moore, Rev. Frank H. Caldwell, Mr. Price W. 
Robinson (Commonwealth) 

1971— Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr., Rev. Francis B. Mayes, Jr., Mr. 
Loonis McGlohon (Carmel) 

6. Committee on Examinations: 

Rev. Warner L. Hall, Chairman, 1000 E. Morehead Street, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28204 
1969— Rev. Warner L. Hall, Rev. Vaughn E. Hartsell, Mr. David R. 
Wilson (Steele Creek) 

1970 — Rev. William A. Stewart, Jr., Rev. Leonard W. Topping, 
Joseph B. McCoy, Jr., M.D., (Trinity) 

1971 — Rev. H. Howard Smith, Rev. Douglas L. Paulson, Thomas 
C. Ruff (Selwyn Ave.) 

7. Christian Higher Education: 

Dr. John E. Smylie, Chairman, Queens College, Charlotte, 

N. C. 28207 
1969— Dr. John E. Smylie, Rev. Paul W. Beazley, Mr. James P. 

Sifford (Albemarle — First) 
1970— Rev. Neely D. McCarter, Rev. Vaughn Earl Hartsell, Mr. 

C. W. (Pat) Gilchrist (Trinity) 

1971— Rev. Thomas W. MacLean, Rev. Eldon D. Wadsworth, Mr. 
W. R. Curlee (Paw Creek) 

8. Assembly's Special Causes: 

Rev. French B. O'Shields, Chairman, 2027 Emerywood 
Drive, Charlotte, N. C. 28210 

1969— Rev. French B. O'Shields, Mrs. Boyd Alexander (Mallard 
Creek), Mr. James J. Putnam (Amity) 

1970 — Rev. J. Kenneth Craig, Mr. Lewis D. Berryhill (Common- 
wealth), Mr. B. J. Brown (Steele Creek) 

1971— Rev. Joseph H. J. Vernon, Rev. Carl Uzzell, Mr. Herbert 
S. Glenn (Carmel) 

9. Homes: 

Rev. Fred J. Harmon, Chairman, P. O. Box 97, Indian Trail, 
N. C. 28079 

1969— Rev. Fred J. Harmon, Mr. E. Ross Cathey (McGee), Mr. 
Thomas F. Edwards (Huntersville) 

1970— Mr. S. Crowell Capps (Central Steele Creek), Mr. Charles 
N. Fesperman (Mallard Creek), Rev. Robert W. Rayburn 

1971 — Rev. James N. Biggers, Mr. Roland M. Smith (Camp Greene) 

10. Women's Work: 

Rev. J. Arthur Beard, Chairman, Marshville, N. C. 28103 
1969— Rev. J. Arthur Beard 
1970— Mrs. O. B. Cochran (Mallard Creek) 
1971— Rev. Horace H. Hilton, Jr. 

11. Christian Action: 

Mr. Randolph Norton, Chairman, 5201 Sardis Road, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28211 

1969 — Rev. Charles E. S. Kraemer, Mr. James A. Barrus (Amity) 

1970— Mr. Randolph Norton (Sardis), Rev. E. T. Thompson, Jr. 

1971— Rev. Fred C. Holder, Mr. Price H. Gwynn, III (Steele Creek) 



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12. Christianity and Health: 

James P. Alexander, M.D., Chairman, Doctors Building, 

Charlotte, N. C. 28207 
1969— James P. Alexander, M.D., (Charlotte— First) 
1970— Rev. A. Rudolph Hendricks 
1971 — Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D. (Covenant) 

13. Presbyterian Foundation: 

Rev. Leonard W. Topping, Chairman, 200 W. Trade Street, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28202 
1969— Rev. Leonard W. Topping, Rev. Bob E. Murdock 
1970— Mr. H. H. Everett (Trinity), Mr. John W. Walker (West- 
minster), Mrs. B. S. Howell (Charlotte — First) 
1971— Rev. Walter D. Clark, Rev. Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, Mr. 
Ernest B. Hunter (Covenant) 

14. Presbytery Survey: 

Rev. John W. Bolton, Chairman, 4325 Walker Road, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28211 

1969— Mrs. John O. Sides (McGee) 

1970— Rev. John W. Bolton 

1971— Rev. Wilbur D. Kuenzli 

15. Campus Christian Life: 

Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D. (Covenant) Chairman, Doctors 

Bldg., Charlotte, N. C. 28207 

1969— Rev. H. Louis Patrick, Mr. Richard O'Hair (Trinity) 

1970 — Rev. John E. Smylie, Lawrence K. Boggs, M.D., (Covenant) 

1971— Rev. Edward C. Wilson, Mr. Donald M. McKay (Sugaw 
Creek) 

16. Evangelism: 

Rev. E. O. Byrd, Jr., Chairman, 4019 Central Avenue, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28205 
1969— Rev. E. O. Byrd, Jr., Mr. William A. White, Jr., (Myers 
Park) 

1970 — Rev. Leonard H. Bullock, Mr. Michael G. Myers (Covenant) 

1971— Rev. Fred P. Turner, Rev. E. T. Thompson, Jr., Mr. Neill 
Whitlock (Myers Park) 

17. TRAV (Television, Radio, Audio- Visual): 

Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Chairman, 7500 Hickory Grove 

Road, Charlotte, N. C. 28212 
1969 — Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Mr. Charles B. Trexler (Covenant) 
1970— Mr. J. Robert Covington (Myers Park) 
1971— Mr. Carroll McGaughey (Trinity), Mr. Earl D. Talbert (East) 

18. Christian Education: 

Rev. Charles M. Murray, Chairman, 2501 Oxford Place, 
Charlotte, N. C. 28207 

1969 — Rev. Wilbur D. Kuenzli, Rev. David B. Jenkins, Rev. Charles 
M. Murray, Mr. Boyce M. Brown (Westminster), Mr. Jack 
O. Boyte (Covenant), Miss Janna Prange (Westminster) 

1970— Rev. Friedrich Schilling, Jr., Rev. H. E. Stoessel, Rev. 
Francis M. Womack, Jr., Miss Ruth Farrior (Charlotte — 
First), Mr. Ralph S. Lete (Philadelphia) 



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1971 — Rev. Dwight L. Barker, Rev. Glenn B. Robinson, Rev. J. 
Brett Fenwick, Miss Shirley Gilliam (Covenant), Mr. A. T. 
Trimble, Jr., (Charlotte— First) 

19. Church Extension: 

Mr. Robert F. Stokes, Chairman (Charlotte— First) 1427 
Cavendish Court, Charlotte, N. C. 28211 

1969 — Rev. J. S. Russell, Jr., Rev. Leonard W. Topping, Rev. John 
R. McAlpine, III, Mr. Harold Dillehay (Myers Park), Mr. 
Robert F. Stokes (Charlotte— First) 

1970 — Rev James P. Barksdale, Jr., Rev. Robert S. Owens, Jr., Mr. 
W. T. Crowder (St. Paul), Mr. John W. Rosebro (Covenant), 
Rev. Roy W. Coker 

1971 — Rev. A. Leslie Thompson, Rev. Robert Turner, Rev. David 
E. Wilkinson, Mr. W. E. Stegall (Morven), Mr. Michael 
Gheesling (Seigle Avenue) 

Ex Officio: Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence 

20. Mecklenburg Core Group of the Joint Presbyterian Committee: 

1969 — Rev. Robert F. Henry, Jr., Mrs. Howard Fesperman (Plaza) 

1970— Rev. J. E. Wayland, Jr., Mr. Joseph W. Grier, Jr. (Char- 
lotte—First) 

1971 — Rev. Francis M. Womack, Jr., (Group Chairman), 
Rev. Wilbur D. Kuenzli 

21. Inter-Church Action Board: 

1969 — Rev. Francis B. Mayes, Jr., Mr. Jones Y. Pharr (Charlotte — 
First), Mr. Randolph Norton (Sardis) 

1970— Rev. John C. Laughlin, Mr. Forest Sloan (Plaza), Mr. 
Joseph W. Grier, Jr. (Charlotte — First) 

22. Charlotte Urban Ministry: 

1969— Rev. Robert S. Owens, Jr., Thomas N. Massey, Jr., M.D., 
(Trinity) 

1970— Mr. William Thomas Ray (Myers Park) 

23. Directors of Presbyterian Home at Charlotte, Inc. 

1971— Mr. Joe M. Logan (Trinity) 

1972— Rev. E. Lee Stoffel 

1973— Mr. Harry P. Stewart (Sharon) 

24. Dilworth Community Ministries, Inc. 

Mr. Edd W. DeArmon (St. Paul) 
Mr. W. Roddye Caudle (Avondale) 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. Small Churches: 

Rev. Robert Turner, Chairman, 200 West Trade Street, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28202 

Rev. Russell Kerr, Mr. D. G. Kimbrell (Selwyn Avenue), Mr. R. A. 
Willis, Jr. (Monroe — First) 

2. Ministers' Salaries: 

Mr. Thomas C. Ruff (Selwyn Ave.) 806 East Trade Street, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 28202 

Mr. Jones Y. Pharr (Charlotte— First), Mr. George O. Stovall (Al- 
bemarle — First), Dr. Curtis Fincher (Amity), Mr. I. A. Jones 
(Selwyn Avenue) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 7 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

Q. N. Huneycutt, H.R. 
J. C. Grier, H.R. 

M. B. Prince, Jr Williams Memorial 

R. A. Young, H.R. 
W. M. Walsh, H.R. 
Roy F. Whitley, H.R. 

Charles E. S. Kraemer President PSCE 

Warner L. Hall Covenant 

Thomas W. MacLean Avondale 

John A. Carriker, H.R. 
Carl S. Miller, H.R. 
W. J. Huneycutt, H.R. 
Roy E. Hoke, H.R. 

David E. Wilkinson Hospital Chaplain 

E. B. Cooper Pageland, Salem 

Russell M. Kerr Philadelphia 

J. E. Wayland, Jr Cornelius, Bethel 

J. S. Garner, H.R. 

W. G. Workman (Professor) Davidson College 

Robert Turner Synod Director C.E. 

Fred C. Holder Amity 

Malcolm R. Williamson, H.R. 

E. Lee Stoffel Charlotte First 

T. Duke Williams, H.R. 

Leighton S. Ford Evangelist 

G. E. Dixon W. H. Belk 

James E. Fogartie Myers Park 

M. A. Cochrane, Jr Amay James 

Frank S. Jones, H.R. 

Harry H. Bryan Covenant (Assistant) 

J. R. McAlpine, III Steele Creek 

J. Cecil Lawrence Executive Secretary, Stated Clerk 

Robert S. Woodson, H.R Westminster (Assistant) 

T. B. Ruff, H.R. 

John R. Cunningham, H.R. 

Francis O. Alston Ellerbe First 

Angus G. Mclnnis, H.R. 

Daniel L. Durway Graduate Student 

Robert E. Huey, H.R. 

David G. Boyce Chaplain 

Glenn B. Robinson Hickory Grove 

Charles Betts Huntley Foreign Missionary 

Roscoe B. Fisher 

Tracy V. Fisher Cameronian 

Horace H. Hilton, Jr Sugaw Creek 

William A. Stewart, Jr Seigle Avenue 

John H. McVay Hamlet First 

Leland A. Richardson Chaplain 



8 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

John M. Handley Huntersville 

H. Louis Patrick Trinity 

Francis M. Womack, Jr Robinson 

John C. Laughlin Carmel 

Douglas L. Paulson St. Andrews 

Leonard W. Topping Charlotte First (Associate) 

J. Arthur Beard Marshville, New Salem 

Tom A. Cutting, Jr Graduate Student 

David C. Hambrick, Jr Chaplain 

Bob E. Murdock Oakboro, Ridgecrest 

Eugene P. Poe Westminster 

David B. Jenkins Rockingham 

J. Shepherd Russell, Jr Albemarle First 

Paul P. Thrower Park Avenue 

William D. Morton Waxhaw 

Eugene L. Daniel, Jr Myers Park (Associate) 

Wayne R. Aughinbaugh Cook's Memorial 

Thomas C. Bryan Commonwealth-Eastminster (Associate) 

Francis B. Mayes, Jr Sardis (Associate) 

Paul W. Beazley Camp Walton Stewart (Director) 

Paul A. Home Johnston Memorial 

A. Merrell Keith Turner, Siler 

Eldon D. Wadsworth Hopewell 

J. Daniel Zeluff Assistant Professor 

Walter D. Clark Inter-Church Action 

Vaughn Earl Hartsell Rourk, McLean 

Fred P. Turner Albemarle Road 

Lloyd Frederick Griffie Candor 

Edwin O. Byrd, Jr Charlotte Third 

Oliver W. Carmichael Sharon 

Fred J. Harmon Indian Trail 

Charles M. Murray Myers Park (Minister Education) 

F. B. O'Shields St. Giles 

John W. Bolton Caldwell Memorial (Assistant) 

A. Rudolph Hendricks South Tryon 

W. H. Jarrett Biscoe 

David C. Kennedy Matthews 

Robert J. James Paw Creek 

Fred R. McAlister Chaplain 

A. Leslie Thompson Pineville 

Dwight L. Barker East 

James P. Barksdale, Jr ..St. Paul 

Zane M. Moore Central Steele Creek 

Robert S. Owens, Jr Plaza 

J. William Stork, H.R. 

Robert H. Ramey, Jr Selwyn Avenue 

Leonard H. Bullock Thomasboro 

James A. Cannon First Union 

J. Renwick Kennedy, Jr Locust 

H. E. Stoessel Covenant (Assistant) 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 9 

ROLL OF MINISTERS Church 

Friedrich Schilling, Jr Providence 

Frank H. Caldwell Presbyterian Foundation 

Kenneth P. Craig Mallard Creek 

Neely McCarter (Professor) U. T. S. 

James N. Biggers Badin 

Robert F. Henry, Jr Chaplain and Supply at Banks 

Henry S. Robinson Memorial 

Carl T. Uzzell St. John 

H. Howard Smith Wadesboro First 

John E. Smylie President Queens College 

Ernest T. Thompson, Jr Forest Hill 

Joseph H. J. Vernon Commonwealth-Eastminster 

Edward C. Wilson Selwyn Avenue (Associate) 

Robert W. Rayburn Wilmore 

Wilbur D. Kuenzli Plaza (Associate) 

Richard C. Brand, Jr. Trinity (Assistant) 

J. E. Wayland, Sr., H.R. 

J. Brett Fenwick Albemarle-First (Associate) 

John A. Luddy McGee 

James S. Mann Macedonia 

Franklin O. Toole, Jr Troy 

Neil C. Leach ACTS 

John F. Foy Altan-Bethany 

Robert S. Maclin, III Bethlehem 

Glenn S. Edgerton, Jr Professor 

W. B. H. Corkey Professor 

John W. Hesley Evangelist 

Roy W. Coker Pleasant Hill 

Total Ministers 126 



10 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

_ 

ROLL OF CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

William E. Alexander, Union Seminary, Sardis Church. 

James H. Banbury, Columbia Seminary, Westminster Church. 

Samuel Monroe Busch, Jr., Covenant College, Locust Church. 

James C. Butler, Wofford College, Amity Church. 

F. William Dotger, Presbyterian College, Williams Memorial Church. 

George L. Ducker, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Myers Park 
Church. 

John M. Duncan, Louisville Seminary, Covenant Church. 

Charles D. Elliott, Union Seminary, Wilmore Church. 

H. Alan Elmore, Columbia Seminary, Sugaw Creek Church. 

David T. Fisher, Columbia Seminary, Cameronian Church. 

John R. Goodman, Union Seminary, Norman Church. 

Benny E. Gurley, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Mulberry Church. 

George H. Kuykendall, Jr., Union Seminary, N. Y., Covenant Church. 

Rodney R. Love, Louisville Seminary, Paw Creek Church. 

David F. Mclnnis, Davidson College, Covenant Church. 

Javan W. Reid, Jr. San Francisco Theology Seminary, Candor Church. 

H. Carson Rhyne, Jr., Presbyterian College, Mulberry Church. 

James H. Shackleford, Divinity School, U. of Chicago, Covenant 
Church. 

Charles R. Sizemore, U. of N. C. — Charlotte, Caldwell Memorial 
Church 

Thomas S. Stukes, U. of N. C. at Chapel Hill, Myers Park Church. 

Kendall B. Tarleton, Louisville Seminary, Covenant Church. 

Charles A. Van Wagner, Columbia Seminary, Selwyn Avenue Church. 

David C. Verner, Johns Hopkins University, Myers Park Church. 

W. Russell Ward, Jr., Union Seminary, Covenant Church. 

James Paxton Wray, Princeton Seminary, Sardis Church. 



CANDIDATES FOR LAY SERVICE 

Eleanor Anne Pepi, Princeton Theological Seminary, Myers Park 
Church. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 11 

The Two Hundred Sixty-Third 

Stated Meeting of 

Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Charlotte, N. C. 
April 15, 1969 

The Presbytery met on this date in the Amity Church and 
was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. Eugene L. Daniel, 
Jr. It was constituted with prayer, following which the hymn, 
"Bless, O My Soul, The Living God," was sung. 

The Stated Clerk declared a quorum present. Assisting 
Clerks were: G. Eliot Dixon, Thomas C. Bryan, and Miss 
Annette Bullard. 

The Moderator brought a message on the theme, "After 
Easter — What?", following which a Communion Service was 
conducted by the Moderator and the Pastor of the host Church, 
Fred C. Holder. Assisting in the distribution of the elements 
were Ruling Elders William Hitchcock, J. Rod Cameron, Carl 
Baumer, Edward Kahler, and Robert T. Howard. 

Fred C. Holder, Moderator-Nominee, was elected Mod- 
erator by acclamation. He took the chair and expressed ap- 
preciation of the honor bestowed upon him. 

Ruling Elder William Hitchcock of the host church pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Arrangements which 
was received and adopted. Brochures containing the history of 
the Amity Church were made available. Lunch was set for 
12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. 

The Docket was presented, which was amended and adopt- 
ed. 

THE DOCKET 

1. Opening Worship by Moderator — Reverend Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. 

2. Communion Service administered by Reverend Eugene L. Daniel, 
Jr., and Reverend Fred C. Holder 

3. Enrollment of Presbytery 

4. Election of Moderator — Reverend Fred C. Holder, Nominee 

5. Report of Committee on Arrangements — Elder William Hitchcock 

6. Appointment of Standing Committees: 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Judiciary 

3. Attendance 

4. Resolutions 



12 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

7. Communications 

8. Partial Report of Presbytery's Council — Reverend John M. 
Handley 

9. Restructure Committee Report (Special Order) — Presentation not 
to exceed one hour — Reverend David B. Jenkins 

10. Reports of Executive and Permanent Committees: 

1. Completion of Presbytery's Council Report — Rev. John M. 
Handley 

2. Commission on the Minister and His Work — Dr. Frank H. 
Caldwell 

3. Nominations Committee — Reverend Henry S. Robinson 

11. Special Reports 

1. St. Andrews Campaign — C. B. Trexler, and James E. Forgartie, 
(Special Order — 15 minutes) 

2. Centennial Committee — Reverend Russell M. Kerr 

3. Pastoral Changes Committee — Reverend T. W. MacLean 

12. Reception of Ministers and Candidates 

1. Report of Committee on Examinations — Rev. L. W. Topping 

13. Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

14. Reports of Standing Committees (No. 6 above) 

15. Unfinished Business 

16. New Business 

17. Place of Next Meeting 

18. Nomination of Moderator (First Order after Lunch) 

19. Women's Work — Mrs. S. T. Favor (Second Order after Lunch) 

20. Sermon by Candidate John W. Hesley (Third Order after Lunch) 

21. Reading and Adoption of Minutes 

22. Adjournment with Apostolic Benediction 

Enrollment: The following were present or enrolled dur- 
ing the meeting of Presbytery: 

THE ROLL 

Ministers: Francis O. Alston, Wayne R. Aughinbaugh, James P. 
Barksdale, J. A. Beard, Paul W. Beazley, James N. Biggers, John W. 
Bolton, Richard C. Brand, Jr., Harry H. Bryan, Thomas C. Bryan, 
Leonard H. Bullock, Edwin O. Byrd, Jr., Frank H. Caldwell, James 
A. Cannon, John A. Carriker, Walter D. Clark, M. A. Cochrane, Jr., 
Edward B. Cooper, Kenneth P. Craig, Eugene L. Daniel, Jr., G. E. 
Dixon, J. Brett Fenwick, James E. Fogartie, John F. Foy, J. S. Garner, 
L. F. Griffie, John M. Handley, Fred J. Harmon, Vaughn Earl Hartsell, 
A. Rudolph Hendricks, Horace H. Hilton, Jr., Roy E. Hoke, Fred C. 
Holder, Paul A. Home, Q. N. Huneycutt, Shelton M. Hutchinson, 
Robert J. James, W. H. Jarrett, David B. Jenkins, A. Merrell Keith, 
David C. Kennedy, J. Renwick Kennedy, Jr., Russell M. Kerr, John 
C. Laughlin, J. Cecil Lawrence, John A. Luddy, Jr., Robert S. Maclin, 
III, T. W. MacLean, James S. Mann, Francis B. Mayes, Jr., J. R. Mc- 
Alpine, III, Angus G. Mclnnis, John H. McVay, Carl S. Miller, Zane 
M. Moore, W. D. Morton, Bob E. Murdock, Charles M. Murray, F. B. 
O'Shields, Jr., Robert S. Owens, Jr., Douglas L. Paulson, E. P. Poe, 
M. B. Prince, Jr., Robert H. Ramey, Jr., Robert W. Rayburn, Leland 
A. Richardson, Glenn B. Robinson, Henry S. Robinson, J. S. Russell, 
Jr., Friedrich Schilling, Jr., H. Howard Smith, Horace E. Stoessel, E. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 13 



Lee Stoffel, J. W. Stork, John E. Smylie, E. T. Thompson, Jr., Frank- 
lin Toole, Jr., Leonard W. Topping, Fred P. Turner, Robert Turner, 
Carl T. Uzzell, J. H. J. Vernon, Eldon D. Wadsworth, John Edwin 
Wayland, Sr., T. Duke Williams, Edward C. Wilson, Francis M. 
Womack, Jr. 

Ministers Excused: Paul P. Thrower, Tracy V. Fisher, Oliver Car- 
michael, Neil C. Leach, David G. Boyce, A. Leslie Thompson, Charles 
E. S. Kraemer, J. E. Wayland, Jr., W. A. Stewart, Jr., W. G. Work- 
man, Leighton Ford, Robert F. Henry, Jr., Warner L. Hall, Roscoe B. 
Fisher, David E. Wilkinson and Robert Woodson. 

Ministers Unexcused: H. Louis Patrick, J. Daniel Zeluff, Dwight 
L. Barker, Neely McCarter, Glenn S. Edgerton, Jr. 

Ministers Excused Early: Paul A. Home, Harry H. Bryan, Edwin 
O. Byrd, Jr. 

Ruling Elders: Johnson Miller, Albemarle First; W. M. Logan, Al- 
bemarle Road; Mrs. Pauline L. Snell, Amity; J. E. Kimbirl, Avondale; 
Roy Snipes, Bethany; Wilson Knox, Bethel; Buford A. Price. Bethle- 
hem; J. H. Howie, Beulah; Alfred W. Porter, Caldwell Memorial; J. O. 
Hawfield, Camp Greene; J. D. Harris, Candor; A. F. Sloan; Carmel; 
Carl H. Miller, Central Steele Creek; Carlton Andrews, Charlotte — 
First; Allen Estridge, Jr., Clanton Memorial; Roy H. Cox, Cook's Me- 
morial; Banks Massey, Commonwealth; A. B. Mackey, Samuel A. 
Wilson, Jr., George E. McCochrane, Covenant; Mrs. William O. Wylie, 
East; S. R. Woolard, Eastminster; D. C. Parson, Ellerbe; John Wood, 
First Union; Clarendon Pepper, Hamlet — First; Mrs. Hamer Leach, 
Hickory Grove; William Barnette, Hopewell; G. H. Alexander, Hunt- 
ersville; J. W. Morgan, Indian Hill; Ned Killough, Indian Trail: Rae- 
ford McCain, Lee Park; M. E. Smith, Locust; Wade H. Morgan, Mace- 
donia; Alex Garrison, Mallard Creek; A. P. Williams, Marks Creek; 
Filas Efird, Marshville; W. C. Kestler, McGee; Duncan McLean, Mc- 
Lean; J. C. Reid, Jr., McQuay; Earl Auten, Memorial; John W. Glenn, 
Monroe — First; A. L. MaAulay, Mt. Gilead; Frank F. White, Mulberry; 
John L. Ranson, Jr., K. Martin Waters, Jr., Myers Park; J. F. Cald- 
well, Newell; Frank H. Story, Norwood; Ray Yandle, Pageland; L. C. 
Mitchell, Paw Creek; Zeb Morris, Philadelphia; Dr. R. C. Reid, Pine- 
ville; Joseph E. Allen, Plaza; Jay S. Choate, Pleasant Hill; Jack Hazel, 
Providence; Harry Washam, Ramah; Herman McLester, Ridgecrest; 
Melvin H. Batchatis, Robinson; L. L. Mclnnis, Rockingham — First; 
Mary Harriett S. Preston, St. Andrews; Elton Parker, St. Giles; 
Tommy L. Griggs, St. John; Edd W. DeArmon, Jr., St. Paul; W. E. 
Cunningham, Sardis; George M. Michie, Seigle Avenue; Charles H. 
Wheatley, Selwyn Avenue; Harvey Woodside, Sharon; W. A. Fincher, 
Jr., Siler; Donnie Martin, Smallwood; Warren C. Dixon, Steele Creek; 
James C. Simpson, Jr., Stephenson; Joe Hardison, Sugaw Creek; 
James H. Demarest, Thomasboro; A. T. Russell, Troy; Parks McCorkle, 
Turner; Jesse M. Benton, Unionville; Mrs. William Wildermuth, 
Wadesboro — First; Robert L. McCain, Walkersville; W. C. Massey, 
Waxhaw; Edmund B. Clark, Jr., Westminster; Wayne Carriker, 
Westover Hills; Fred A. Bollinger, Wilmore; E. L. McConnell, Wil- 
liams Memorial. 

Churches Excused: Banks, W. H. Belk. 

Churches Unexcused: Amay James, Badin, Benton Heights, Bis- 
coe, Camden, Cameronian, Cornelius, Forest Hill, Hawley Memorial, 
Johnston Memorial, Marston, Matthews, Morven, Mr. Carmel, New 
Salem, Norman, Oakboro, Park Avenue, Rourk, Salem, Six Mile 
Creek, South Tryon, Trinity, Star. 

Special order was taken as second order after lunch to hear 
Mrs. S. T. Favor, President of the Women of the Church of 



14 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Mecklenburg Presbytery. A third order after lunch was taken 
to hear a sermon by Candidate John William Hesley. By com- 
mon consent, it was agreed to hear a special report by the 
Christian Education Committee at the discretion of the Mod- 
erator. 

Under communications the Certificate of Transfer of Can- 
didate John W. Hesley was presented from Central Texas 
Presbytery and he was received into the Presbytery as a 
Candidate. 

The Certificate of Dismissal for Rev. Roy W. Coker was 
presented and held until his examination for admission into 
Presbytery. The same applied to the Certificate of Dismissal 
for Rev. W. B. H. Corkey from Albemarle Presbytery. 

The Minutes of the Commission to install John Frank Foy 
as Pastor of the Altan and Bethany Churches were admitted to 
record. The Minutes of the Commission to install Robert S. 
Maclin, III as Pastor of the Bethlehem Church were admitted 
to record. 

Service Of Installation For Reverend John Frank Foy, 
Altan-Bethany Presbyterian Churches March 2, 1969 

The Commission met on March 2, 1969, at 6:00 P.M. at the Altan 
Church. Commission members present were: Ministers: J. Arthur 
Beard, Chairman; Robert F. Henry, Jr., and W. D. Morton. Elders: 
Odus Doster, Donald Doster and George Bryson. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. J. 
Arthur Beard. Odus Doster was elected Secretary of the Commission. 
The Commission recessed for the Installation Service. 

The Chairman presided. The service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. Rev. Robert F. Henry, Jr. read the 
Scripture and George Bryson had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Rev. Robert F. Henry, Jr. on the 
topic, "Whom Say Ye That I Am"— Text: Matthew 16:13-20. 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the 
Presbytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the In- 
stallation Service. 

The Chairman propounded the constitutional questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the constitutional questions to the joint congrega- 
tions, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Members of 
the Commission then gave the new Pastor the right hand of fellow- 
ship. The Chairman then declared that Rev. John Frank Foy had 
been regularly elected, and installed as Pastor of the Altan and 
Bethany Churches. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Donald Doster. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by W. D. Morton. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Rev. Robert F. Henry, Jr. 

Odus Doster, Secretary 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 15 

Service Of Installation For Reverend Robert S. Maclin, III 
Bethlehem Presbyterian Church February 2, 1969 

The Commission met on February 2, 1969, at 7:00 P.M. at the 
Manse. Commission members present were: Ministers: Frank S. Jones, 
Robert Turner, and J. Cecil Lawrence. Elders: Don S. Davis and J. B. 
Wallace. 

The Commission meeting was opened with prayer by J. B. Wal- 
lace. Reverend J. Cecil Lawrence was elected Secretary of the Com- 
mission. The Commission recessed for the installation service. 

The Chairman presided. The service was opened with singing, 
prayer and Scripture reading. Reverend Robert Turner read the Scrip- 
ture and Reverend Frank Jones had the prayer. 

The Sermon was preached by Reverend Robert Turner on the 
text: Ephesians 2:22, topic "Builded Together". 

The Chairman stated briefly the previous proceedings of the Pres- 
bytery, and pointed out the nature and importance of the installation 
service. 

The Chairman propounded the constitutional questions to the 
Minister, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Chairman 
then propounded the constitutional questions to the Bethlehem Con- 
gregation, and these were answered in the affirmative. The Members 
of the Commission then gave the new Pastor the right hand of fellow- 
ship. The Chairman then declared that Reverend Robert S. Maclin, III 
had been regularly elected, and installed as Pastor of the Bethlehem 
Presbyterian Church. 

A Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Reverend J. Cecil Law- 
rence. 

A Charge to the Congregation was delivered by Don S. Davis. 

Following prayer and singing, the new Pastor pronounced the 
benediction. 

The Commission reconvened, approved its Minutes, and was ad- 
journed with prayer by Don S. Davis. 

J. Cecil Lawrence 
Secretary 

Under personal privilege Harry Haywood Bryan stated 
that since he would reach the retirement age of ministers serv- 
ing the Covenant Church on June 24, he wished to submit his 
resignation as Assistant Pastor of that Church as of June 30, 
that he be granted retirement status as of June 30, 1969; and 
that he was taking up temporary residence in Japan. His 
request was granted. 

Ruling Elder A. B. Mackay, speaking on behalf of the 
Session and congregation of the Covenant Church expressed 
appreciation of the highly acceptable ministry of Harry Bryan 
to that Church for twelve years. James E. Fogartie and others 
spoke with appreciation of the work of their fellow Presbyter 
in the various capacities in which he had served. 

A communication was received from Robert Turner stating 
that the Boards of Christian Education, National Ministries, 



16 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

and World Missions jointly are sponsoring a Planning Lab in 
Montreat, August 6-8. Referred to Presbytery's Council. 

The Court adopted Recommendation No. 1 in the Report 
of Presbytery's Council expressing appreciation for the work 
of the Restructure Committee. 

The time for the special order of the day having arrived, 
the introduction and first part of the Committee on the Re- 
structure of the Presbytery was presented by David B. Jenkins. 

I. Basic Presuppositions Regarding Presbytery 

1. What is Mecklenburg Presbytery? 

a. Mecklenburg Presbytery is the dynamic connection of the 
Presbyterian, U. S., Churches and their ministers of Mecklen- 
burg, Union, Anson, Stanly, Montgomery and Richmond 
Counties (together with some small adjoining areas of South 
Carolina) gathered and dispersed to perform Christ's mission. 

b. The dynamic for the mission-centered purpose for the ex- 
istence of Mecklenburg Presbytery stems directly from its 
sole source of authority which is our Lord Jesus Christ. Ef- 
fectively to witness to His loving Lordship is its primary 
function. 

c. To achieve effective witness in our particular area of re- 
sponsibility we are joined together with other Christians 
under the Presbyterian Order. Since neither General As- 
sembly alone, nor any local church alone constitutes the Pres- 
byterian Church of Jesus Christ, so Mecklenburg Presbytery 
exists only because of this connectional Presbyterian rela- 
tionship. 

d. It is primarily under the loving Lordship of Christ. Secondari- 
ly it fits into and is responsible to the other courts in the 
Presbyterian Order. 

e. Each local congregation and each special form of ministry 
such as the Hospital Chaplaincy, Inner City, and Camp Stew- 
art Programs are expressions of Presbytery's mission. Each 
is, in fact, a mission point or station, an outlet for and a local 
expression of, the larger mission of the Presbytery in this 
particular area. 

f. We exist in interdependence. The Session is Presbytery in 
action in a given location, just as the higher courts are the 
Session in action in broader areas of mission. None of these 
courts is an end in itself. They are only means by which re- 
sponsible Presbyters at all levels seek, not to represent their 
constituency, but to seek the mind of Christ and then to 
initiate and effectively carry out His ministry in the given 
area of responsibility (Session, Presbytery, Synod, General 
Assembly). 

g. For Mecklenburg Presbytery to fulfill its reason for being 
there must be a constant and growing effort to exercise its 
unique Presbyterian interconnection. To accomplish this, it 
will be necessary to move away from pre-occupation with in- 
dividual congregational maintenance and perpetuation to- 
ward an area ministry and mission thrust. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 17 

h. In order to achieve such thrust Presbytery, seen as the cor- 
porate oneness of the churches of this particular area (with 
all its problems and possibilities), at this particular time (with 
all its problems and possibilities) must take nothing for 
granted except the promised leading of the Holy Spirit. The 
Church must be seen as ecumenical, sensitive to new possi- 
bilities for broader cooperation. The Church must be seen as 
historic, neither bound to the past (and its forms of mission) 
nor despising it (in its faithful witness). The Church must be 
nurtured by hope (aware of God's guiding into new forms of 
mission). The Church must be current (aware that as God's 
gift to the world, now is the time to serve). 

Because mission must determine form, this Presbytery must re- 
main flexible in its structure, yet have the capability of acting quick- 
ly and decisively. It must be unafraid to follow its Lord into the un- 
certain future, willing to risk all — even its organizational life — in 
obedience to Him. 

The dynamic for the mission of Mecklenburg Presbytery stems 
directly from its sole source of authority which is our Lord Jesus. 
To witness to that Lordship is its primary function. 

To effectively witness we have joined together with other Chris- 
tians under the Presbyterian Order. That clearly means that just as 
neither the General Assembly alone, nor any of the local churches 
alone constitutes the Church of Jesus Christ, so the Mecklenburg 
Presbytery derives its life from its relationships. It is, first of all, 
under the loving Lordship of Christ. Second, it fits into and is re- 
sponsible to the other units in the Presbyterian Order (both higher 
and lower). It is then directly related to this time and area and any 
sense of its mission must be sensitive to this specific age and this 
particular place as the Spirit leads. 

2. What is Presbytery's Mission? 

a. To serve as a Review Agency — sharing with local churches its 
accumulated experience, insight and strategy in regard to 
the best use of its peculiar resources and energies in witness- 
ing to the Lordship of Christ in its locale. 

b. To perform as a Corrective Agency — where local churches are 
not responding to the challenge of their mission or are wast- 
ing efforts on valueless enterprises. 

c. To be an Innovative Agency — developing strategies to help 
as well as wielding the joint power of the united local church- 
es in finding ways all can work together to meet larger needs: 
like hunger, housing, hospitals, etc. 

d. To be a Linking Agency, binding Christians to Christ, higher 
courts to lower, local churches to each other, (other Christian 
bodies in cooperation) in the ONE mission of the church, on 
the one hand coordinating efforts and resources, on the other 
maintaining effective communication among all the units 
(courts). 

e. To provide a Pastoral Agency, particularly to its Pastors, but 
also for Sessions, providing whatever support, insight or 
arbitration may be needed. 

f. To function as a Stimulating Agency, providing whatever edu- 
cation, resource or personnel is necessary to accomplish its 
(that is both local congregations, and as a whole unit) mission. 



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II. Proposed Structure of Presbytery 

The enclosed diagram illustrates the suggested Committees and the 
area of responsibility for each. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Restructure Committee 
Robert H. Ramey, Jr. 
Glenn B. Robinson 
G. Don Davidson 
Mrs. E. B. Clark, Jr. 
John M. Handley 
Randolph Norton 
David B. Jenkins, Chairman 

The following members of the Committee presented the 
other divisions of the report and the Restructure Chart: John 
M. Handley, Ruling Elder Randolph Norton, Glenn Robinson 
and Robert Ramey. The members of the Committee sat as a 
panel and questions were answered and clarifications offered. 

The motion prevailed that the Committee be instructed to 
bring to the October Meeting descriptive title to the Chart 
heading entitled: "Extending the Mission Section". The motion 
prevailed removing from the Committee on Nominations the 
duty of nominating the Moderator. Another motion prevailed 
that the Restructure Committee submit a proposed budget for 
the providing of personnel as called for in the Restructure. 

The motion prevailed that the report of the Restructure 
Committee be adopted as the first reading and that the second 
reading be docketed for the October Meeting. 

Recess was taken for lunch at 12:30 P.M. following a prayer 
of thanks by Horace E. Hilton. 

The Court resumed its session at 1:30 P.M. and the hymn 
"O God Our Help In Ages Past", was sung. 

A. Rudolph Hendricks was elected Moderator-Nominee by 
acclamation. 

Mrs. S. T. Favor, President of the Women of the Church of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery, was presented by J. Arthur Beard. 
She presented the Annual Report and addressed the Presby- 
tery in the interest of the Annual Birthday Offering objectives 
and asked the cooperation of ministers and churches in this 
undertaking. Her report was received as information. 

Douglas L. Paulson presented Candidate John William 
Hesley who preached a sermon from Luke 10:25-37 on the 
theme "Being A Neighbor". The motion prevailed that the 
sermon be approved as part of Mr. Hesley's trial for Ordina- 
tion. 

A further portion of the report of Presbytery's Council 
was presented by John M. Handley, namely Recommendation 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 19 

No. 2 as follows which was adopted: That the merger of the 
Commonwealth and Eastminster Churches be approved as per 
"The Plan of Union." 

Proposed Plan to Unite the 
Eastminster and Commonwealth Presbyterian Churches 
as the Commonwealth-Easiminster Presbyterian Church 

The Sessions of both the Commonwealth and the Eastminster 
Presbyterian Churches, having agreed to enter into conversation 
looking toward a union between the two churches, appointed and 
authorized a Core Committee from both Sessions to enter into ne- 
gotiations in an effort to produce a plan of union. They have met, 
prayed, and thought; and this paper is the product of such a plan 
which has been presented to the Sessions of both churches for ratifi- 
cation. The Sessions, having concurred with the recommendations 
contained in the "Plan of Union", the "Plan of Union" is now pre- 
sented to the two congregations for their ratification. 

In view of the fact that the two churches are now serving the 
same community and in view of the changes that have taken place 
in the Eastminster Church, in its numerical and financial strength, 
the conviction that has come out of the full Session meetings is that 
from uniting the two churches will come a stronger church committed 
to the ministry of Jesus Christ in the Coliseum and Independence, 
East, section of the city. We have endeavored to seek God's guidance 
in this, and we feel that God has blessed our effort. We have enjoyed 
a fine spirit of high unanimity in our discussions. 

The Core Committee has undertaken its task with many feelings 
of inadequacy and with open-mindness and has engaged in full and 
frank discussions. We believe in the promise, "If any of you lack wis- 
dom, let him ask of God, . . . and it shall be given him." (James 1:5). 

Our report is contained in five sections dealing with: (1) Officers, 
(2) Personnel, (3) Property, (4) Church Organizations and (5) Pastoral 
Relations. 

SECTION 1 OFFICERS 

1. All present Ruling Elders and Deacons of both congregations will 
serve the united congregation, and they shall be assigned to present 
Commonwealth Classes, the Eastminster officers being distributed 
as equally as possible in the classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972. The first 
election of Ruling Elders will be held in October 1969, for a new class 
of three, and the first election of Deacons will be held in October, 
1969 for a new class of four. 

2. The Trustees of the new congregation shall be elected by the con- 
gregation at its organizing meeting, being chosen and nominated 
equally between the two present board of Trustees of the two congre- 
gations. 

SECTION II PERSONNEL 

1. Mrs. M. W. Mayfield, present secretary of the Commonwealth 
Church, will be retained as secretary of the united church, with salary 
etc. as already agreed upon by the Commonwealth Church. Salary: 
$4,000. Vacation 2 weeks. 

2. Mrs. Eva H. Dysart, present Director of Music and Organist at 
Commonwealth Church, will continue to serve in that position in 
the united church, with salary, etc., as already agreed upon by the 
Commonwealth Church. Salary: $1,900. Vacation: 2 weeks. 

3. There will be no change in the Weekday Kindergarten set-up at 
Commonwealth. 



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SECTION III PROPERTY 

1. The united church will be located at the present site of the Com- 
monwealth Church for the following reasons: 

(A) Land appears available for parking and the erection of a larg- 
er, more adequate sanctuary. 

(B) The newly erected Youth Building at Commonwealth is better 
equipped to give advantages to the children and youth of 
both congregations. Classes in Commonwealth can easily 
absorb the older ages attending the Eastminster Church 
School. 

2. Being aware of the street and boulevard changes which the con- 
structure of a traffic interchange or clover leaf may make in the 
position of, or approaches to the buildings and parking lots of Com- 
monwealth Church, the following is agreed upon by the uniting con- 
gregations. 

(A) That the present property of the Eastminster Church, land 
and buildings, become the property of the united church, held 
by the united trustees, until sold. 

(B) That the money from the sale of the Eastminster property 
may either be used to retire the existing debt of the Com- 
monwealth Church, or be deposited to the building fund of 
the union Church.* 

(C) That no major building project be undertaken until one year 
after completion of the cloverleaf planned for the intersection 
of Eastway Drive and East Independence Boulevard, and 
then only in consultation with the Church Extension Com- 
mittee, and approval of Mecklenburg Presbytery.* 

*Recommendations of the Church Extension Committee, Mecklenburg 
Presbytery. 

(D) The present property — house and lot — of the Eastminster 
Church at 3419 Monroe Road, used for years as a manse, but 
now rented, shall be deeded to the united church, or its trus- 
tees, and, until sold, the proceeds from rental shall be applied 
to the cost of housing provided by the united church to the 
Associate Pastor. 

3. Within thirty days, or, when it appears that all debts of East- 
minister Church have been paid, the Treasurer of Eastminister Church 
shall transfer all funds to the Treasurer of the united church, who shall 
be the present Treasurer of Commonwealth Church. 

SECTION IV CHURCH ORGANIZATIONS 

1. The united church shall be named the Commonwealth-Eastminster 
Presbyterian Church. 

2. There will be no changes in the organization of the Church School 
in the united church, all church school enrollees in Eastminster 
Church being assigned to their proper age group for assimilation. 

3. The present officers in the Eastminster Church Women of the 
Church shall be invited to be advisory members of the Executive 
Board of the Women of the Church of Commonwealth until the end 
of the year (September), when new officers will be elected for the 
united church. Members of Eastminster circles will be absorbed by 
the circles of the Commonwealth Church, being given a choice of the 
circle most convenient. 

4. The Junior and Senior High Youth in Eastminster Church will be- 
come a part of Junior and Senior High Fellowships at the Common- 
wealth Church. 



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SECTION V PASTORAL RELATIONS 

1. The Rev. Thomas C. Bryan and the Rev. J. H. J. Vernon shall be 
called as pastors; the Rev. J. H. J. Vernon to serve as Pastor; the Rev. 
Thomas C. Bryan, as Associate Pastor, of the united church. 

2. The terms of the call for the Rev. J. H. J. Vernon, as Pastor, shall 
not be changed, but he will continue in the same relationship as Pas- 
tor of the united church. The terms of the call for Mr. Vernon are: 
Salary, $7,200.00; Auto and library allowance, $1,000.00; Social Securi- 
ty Allowance, $300.00; Ministers Annuity Fund (10%); Group Insur- 
ance Plan for Minister and his family; manse with utilities (excluding 
telephone); one month's vacation. 

3. The terms of the call for the Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, as Associate 
Pastor, shall be revised to conform with the salary, and other changes, 
to be approved by the Commission on the Minister and His Work. 
These are: Salary, $6,100.00; Auto Allowance, $600.00; MAP (10%) 
$732.00; Major Medical (and Medicare) $239.78; Housing Allowance 
$1,462.00; One month's vacation. 

4. The call to the Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, as Associate Pastor, shall be 
to labor with the pastor in performing such pastoral duties as are 
needful for the edification of the church, with specific responsibilities 
in the areas of witness, pastoral ministry and Christian Education 
(until such time as a Director of Christian Education is secured). 

Motion prevailed adopting Recommendation No. 4 of the 
Council's Report. 

The Council's report as a whole was adopted. 

REPORT OF PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL— APRIL 15, 1969 

Council has met monthly since the last meeting of Presbytery. 
The Reverend John Handley, new chairman, has been in conference 
on a number of occasions with members of Council, with the former 
chairman, and with the Executive Secretary in an attempt to make as 
smooth a transition into this year's work as the confusion resulting 
from the departure of the chairman-elect (the Rev. Mr. James Stuart) 
from Presbytery would allow. 

The following sub-committees and their Chairmen were appoint- 
ed: Property and Insurance: Mr. Carleton Whilden; Task Force: Dr. 
Harvey Johnston; Budget and Finance: Rev. Mr. John McVay; Chap- 
lains: Dr. Tom Massey, Jr.; Stewardship: Rev. Mr. Shep Russell; Per- 
sonnel: Rev. Mr. Bob Ramey, Jr. 

Along with the offices of the Executive Secretary — Stated Clerk 
and the Central Treasurer these Committees have functioned well 
during the first quarter of the year. 

Of special interest are the following matters: 

Property and Insurance — study and consolidation of the 
Presbytery's Insurance program has continued. Sale of the Al- 
bemarle Road house and lot is in the negotiation stage. First 
Union Church property has been placed on the market. 

Chaplain's Committee — has been active in seeking to clarify the 
responsibilities of our two Chaplains. 

Budget and Finance — along with the Stewardship Committee 
representatives found the Area Stewardship Conference most 
helpful. A study is underway regarding the possible need for 
a Presbytery Capital Funds Campaign. Mileage allowance for 
Committee members attending meetings was set at 8^ per mile 
for all Committees and Commissions. Presbytery's 1970 Budget 
will be prepared for presentation at the October meeting. 



22 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The Evangelism Committee announced plans for the Festival of 
Faith in Freedom Park June 20, 21, and 22 at 8:00 P.M. Council co- 
operated with the Convener of the General Assembly Commissioners 
in a dinner meeting in honor of the Commissioners. Dr. Frank Cald- 
well and Elder Joseph W. Grier, Jr. led a discussion of the work before 
them as Commissioners. 

Council approved the Docket for presentation by the host pastor. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That appreciation for their diligence and good work be ex- 
pressed to the Restructure Committee. That the Chairman, the 
Reverend David B. Jenkins, be given one hour at this time to 
present the report for adoption. 

2. That the merger of the Commonwealth and Eastminster 
Churches be approved as per attached plan. 

3. That the minutes of the Called Meeting of Presbytery on 
November 19, 1968, at the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, 
and the 262nd Stated Meeting at Albemarle Road be adopted 
as printed. 

4. That 152 shares of NCNB Corporation Stock owned by Presby- 
tery be sold, the proceeds to be used at the discretion of Coun- 
cil in support of Presbytery's Program. 

John M. Handley, Chairman 
Presbytery's Council 



Thomas C. Bryan, as personal privilege, expressed the ap- 
preciation of the Sessions and Congregations of the Eastminster 
and Commonwealth Churches to the Committees and the Com- 
missions of the Presbytery for their assistance in connection 
with the negotiations which led to the union of these churches. 

Presbytery appointed the following Commission to official- 
ly unite the Commonwealth and Eastminster Churches. 

Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery 

To Merge Commonwealth And Eastminster Presbyterian Churches 

On Sunday, April 20, 1969, at 7:30 P.M. 

The Service To Be Held At The Commonwealth Church 

Rev. Robert Turner to preside and moderate the Organizational 
Meeting. 

Rev. Frank H. Caldwell to preach the Sermon. 

Rev. Harry H. Bryan to deliver the Charge to the Congregation. 

Rev. John A. Carriker to lead in Prayer. 

Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence to deliver the Charge to the Ministers and 
Officers. 

Ruling Elders: W. T. Crowder, to lead in Prayer; R. E. McCoy, 
Robert F. Stokes, Price Robinson. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 23 

The Moderator announced the appointment of Standing 
Committees as follows: 

Bills And Overtures Attendance 

Eugene L. Daniel, Jr. J. Arthur Beard 

E. T. Thompson, Jr. Fred J. Harmon 

Johnson Miller (Albemarle First) G. E. Dixon 

G. H. Alexander (Huntersville) Marion E. Smith (Locust) 

Frank White (Mulberry) 

Judiciary Resolutions 

Russell M. Kerr Vaughn Earl Hartsell 

Francis B. Mayes, Jr. H. Howard Smith 

Carlton Andrews (Charlotte First) Harvey Woodside (Sharon) 

L. L. Mclnnis (Rockingham First) Joseph E. Allen (Plaza) 

The report of the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work was presented by Frank H. Caldwell. This was adopted 
except that Item B in the report be sent back to the Com- 
mission for further study. 



The Commission on the Minister and His Work 

Part I 

The following is a resume of Minutes of the Commission which 
are submitted for admission to the record: 

1. The Commission met at the First Presbyterian Church, Char- 
lotte, on February 6, 1969 at 2:00 P.M., and was opened with prayer. 
Present were: The Reverend A. R. Hendricks, the Reverend Russell 
M. Kerr, the Reverend Eugene P. Poe, Dr. E. Lee Stoffel, the Reverend 
Francis O. Alston, Dr. Frank H. Caldwell, Chairman, and Dr. J. Cecil 
Lawrence, Stated Clerk. 

In response to the request of representatives of the Westover Hills 
Session, the following action was taken: 

"The Commission reconsiders its action of January 7th and in light 
of the request of the Westover Hills Session, approves the Rever- 
end Carl Miller as Stated Supply for the period beginning March 
1st, up to the end of February, 1970." 

In response to the request of the Reverend Rudolph Hendricks, 
the Chairman of the Commission was asked to help Mr. Hendricks 
set up a seminar on churchmanship at the South Tryon Church, and 
the Chairman was authorized to use funds from the Commission's 
budget to defray necessary expense in connection with such seminar. 

The Chairman of the Commission was authorized to communicate 
with those churches appearing as yet not to have conformed to Pres- 
bytery's minimum salary scale. 

2. The Commission met on March 6, 1969, at the First Presby- 
terian Church, Charlotte, at 2:00 P.M. and was opened with prayer. 
Present were: Mr. Edmund O. Kenion, the Reverend Russell M. Kerr, 
the Reverend Francis O. Alston, the Reverend Eugene P. Poe, Dr. 
E. Lee Stoffel, Mr. Jones Y. Pharr, Chairman Frank H. Caldwell, and 
Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence, Stated Clerk. 

The Reverend R. H. Poole was approved as the Interim Supply 
for three months beginning March 1, 1969, for the Clanton Memorial 
Church. 

3. The Commission met at the First Presbyterian Church, Char- 
lotte, at 2:00 P.M. on April 3, 1969, and was opened with prayer. Pres- 



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ent were: The Reverend Eugene P. Poe, Dr. E. Lee Stoffel, the Rev. 
erend Francis O. Alston, the Reverend A. R. Hendricks, the Reverend 
Russell M. Kerr, Mr. Jones Y. Pharr, Chairman Frank H. Caldwell, 
and Dr. J. Cecil Lawrence, Stated Clerk. 

In response to the inquiry of the Reverend W. B. H. Corkey, the 
Commission voted to authorize its Chairman to communicate to Mr. 
Corkey that it encourages him to request of Albemarle Presbytery a 
letter of dismissal to Mecklenburg Presbytery in order that with mem- 
bership in this Presbytery, he may be afforded greater opportunities 
to participate in Presbytery affairs. 

In view of the emergency created by the serious illness of the 
Reverend A. Leslie Thompson, the Commission voted to reconsider 
its previous approval of the Reverend R. H. Poole as Interim Supply 
for the Clanton Memorial Church and to request Mr. Poole to serve as 
Interim Supply for three months, if necessary, at the Pineville Church, 
and voted to request the Reverend Angus G. Mclnnis to serve as 
Interim Supply for a period up to three months at the Clanton Me- 
morial Church. 

In response to the request of the representatives of the Camp 
Greene Session, the Commission voted its approval of A. L. Currie 
as the Interim Supply for that church for three months. 

At the same time, the Commission approved the request of the 
Reverend Marshall E. Tobias, Jr., with the concurrence of the con- 
gregation, for the dissolution of the pastoral relations between Mr. 
Tobias and the Camp Greene congregation in order that Mr. Tobias 
might accept a call to a church in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Subject to further communications with the Committee of the 
Benton Heights Church at Monroe, the Commission approved Candi- 
date Rodney Love as Student Supply of the Benton Heights Church 
for a period of three months or longer. 

Part II 
A. The following terms of calls to ministers were approved: 

1. In relation to the merger of Commonwealth and Eastminster 
Congregations, the call to the Reverend Joseph H. J. Vernon 
at $7,200.00, $1,000.00 allowance for car and library, $300.00 
allowance for Social Security, Group Hospital Insurance, 10% 
annuity, manse and all utilities except telephone, one month 
vacation with pay; to the Reverend Thomas C. Bryan as Asso- 
ciate Pastor at $6,100.00, $600.00 allowance for car, 10% an- 
nuity, Major Medical and Medicare, $1,452.00 as housing al- 
lowance, and one month vacation with pay. 

2. The call from the Dilworth Community Ministries, Inc. to Mr. 
John Hesley (pending his examination, ordination, and recep- 
tion into Presbytery), at $6,000.00, 10% annuity, $1,200.00 manse 
allowance, $240.00 Hospital Insurance, $600.00 automobile al- 
lowance, and one month vacation with pay. 

The report of the Committee appointed to make plans for 
the Centennial Observance of Mecklenburg Presbytery was 
presented by Russell M. Kerr. It, with its recommendations, 
was adopted. 

This Is A Report Of The Committee Appointed To Make 

Plans For An Appropriate Observance Of 

Mecklenburg Presbytery's Centennial In 1969 

The Committee to plan an appropriate observance of the Cen- 



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tennial of Mecklenburg Presbytery in 1969 makes the following recom- 
mendations: 

1. That the organization of Mecklenburg Presbytery which occur- 
red on October 16, 1969 be noted at the meeting of Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery October 21, 1969 at Steele Creek. The first 
stated meeting of Presbytery was held at Steele Creek in 1870. 

2. That Presbytery's Council be requested to set an order of the 
day for this observance and that the Centennial Committee be 
granted authority to extend invitations in the name of the 
Presbytery to various individuals and Church organizations 
who will be interested in the occasion and to invite a speaker to 
make an appropriate address. 

3. That the Churches of the Presbytery be encouraged to partici- 
pate in the historical exhibit which will be prepared for that 
meeting of the Presbytery by lending to the Presbytery items 
of interest in their own history which will be of general interest 
in the Presbytery. 

4. That Sunday. October 19, 1969, be designated as Centennial 
Sunday and that the Churches of the Presbytery be encouraged 
to take note of this historical occasion in the Public Worship 
and also in various groups within the Church. The Centennial 
Committee expects to provide materials which will be helpful 
in preparation of Historical Programs. 

5. That Presbytery request Council to act with regard to expenses 
in connection with this observance. 

Russell M. Kerr, Chairman 

A report of the Committee on Nominations which mainly 
concerned itself with filling unexpired terms and filling places 
made by resignations was presented by Henry S. Robinson. 
This was adopted. 

Report of the Nominations Committee 

Christian Education Committee: Rev. Wilbur D. Kuenzli, Class of 
1969 to fill the unexpired term of Rev. Marshall E. Tobias, Jr., moved 
from Presbytery. Rev. H. E. Stoesell, Class of 1970, to fill the unex- 
pired term of Rev. Robert H. Ramey, Jr., resigned. 

Church Extension Committee: Rev. Neil C. Leach, Class of 1970, 
to fill the unexpired term of Rev. John M. Handley, resigned. 

Mr. Edd W. DeArmon (St. Paul) and Mr. W. Roddye Caudle 
(Avondale) to serve on the Board of the Dilworth Community Min- 
istries, Inc. 

Dr. A. T. Trimble, Jr. (Charlotte — First) to serve as Chairman 
of the World Mission and Overseas Relief Committee in the Class 
of 1972. We recommend that Dr. Trimble be elected at this time in 
order that he may attend the World Mission Conference to be held 
at Montreat, N. C. in August, 1969, with the understanding that he 
would become Chairman of the World Mission Committee of Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery on January 1, 1970. 

Henry S. Robinson 
Chairman 



26 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The report of the Special Committee on Plan for Pastoral 
Changes was presented by Thomas W. MacLean and was 
adopted. 

A PLAN FOR PASTORAL CHANGES 

The Committee met on March 19, 1969, at the Avondale Presby- 
terian Church, at 4:00 P.M. Present were: Robert J. James, French B. 
O'Shields, and T. W. MacLean. The meeting was opened with prayer 
by the moderator. 

At its disposal the Committee had the replies of 33 members of 
the Presbytery to an inquiry sent out several months ago by the 
chairman of the Commission on the Minister and His Work, together 
with copies of the Plan, soliciting the evaluations and comments of 
members of the Presbytery. 

The Committee found themselves in agreement on the need which 
has given rise to the Plan. 

In the light of: 

1. The absence of any considerable opinion, not to say enthusiasm, 
among the members of the Presbytery, as reflected in their 
replies to the Commission chairman's inquiry, in favor of the 
Plan. 

2. The absence of agreement and enthusiasm among the members 
of your Special Committee for the Plan. 

3. Apparent weaknesses in the Plan which would seem to limit 
seriously its acceptance and effectiveness. 

Your Committee recommends: 

1. That the Commission on the Minister and His Work of our 
Presbytery be requested to keep itself informed with develop- 
ments in this Plan or any other proposed plans designed to 
meet the same need. 

T. W. MacLean, Chairman 

John William Hesley was presented for examination for 
Ordination. This examination, having fulfilled all requirements 
of the Book of Church Order, was sustained as satisfactory, 
and the motion prevailed that Mr. Hesley be admitted for 
Ordination. The following Commission was appointed to ordain 
Mr. Hesley as an Evangelist, serving in the Dilworth Com- 
munity Ministries, Inc. 

Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery 

To Ordain John William Hesley as an Evangelist 

on Sunday, May 4, 1969, at 7:30 P.M. in the 

Dilworth United Methodist Church 

605 East Boulevard 

Rev. Douglas L. Paulson — Chairman — To preside and propound 
the Constitutional Questions. 

Rev. James Boles — To Preach the Sermon. 

Rev. Walter Clark — To deliver the charge to the Candidate. 

Rev. E. T„ Thompson, Jr. — To deliver the charge to the Congre- 
gation. 



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Minister: Rev. Thomas MacLean 

Ruling Elders: Mr. W. R. Caudle, 1417 Lilac Road, Charlotte, 
N. C. 28209; Mr. Duncan McRae, Woodland Avenue, Charlotte, N. C. 
28210; Mr. David Hurst, Jr., Yale Place, Charlotte, N. C. 28209. 

The following also to participate in the Service: Rev. Otis Swords, 
First Christian Church; Rev. Charles Milford, Park Road Baptist; 
Rev. Wilson Carter, Holy Comforter Episcopal; Rev. James Potter, 
Pritchard Memorial Baptist 

Roy W. Coker from Lexington Presbytery, and W. B. H. 
Corkey from Albemarle Presbytery, were presented for re- 
ception into the Presbytery. Having made statements as to 
their personal experience and sense of call, and having answer- 
ed to the satisfaction of the Court all required questions, the 
motion prevailed that they be admitted into the Presbytery 
upon signing the Book of Membership. 

The following Commission was appointed to install Roy W. 
Coker as Pastor of the Pleasant Hill Church. 

Commission Appointed By Mecklenburg Presbytery To Install 

Reverend Roy W. Coker as Pastor of Pleasant Hill Presbyterian 

Church on Sunday, April 27, 1969, at 7:30 P.M. 

Rev. Zane M. Moore — Chairman — To Preside and propound the 
Constitutional Questions. 

Rev. French B. O'Shields — To Preach the Sermon. 

Mr. William B. Young — To deliver the charge to the Pastor.